Who am I?
I’m a twenty-seven year old educator who loves what he does for a living. I’m currently a high school instructional aide who is searching for a full-time social studies teaching position in the east coast area. I also teach social studies in a home bound environment. I’m constantly trying to learn new things in different ways. For example, I like to attend teacher conferences all over New Jersey and learn/socialize with different educators. I'm also in a graduate school program for special education. It’s my hope that as the more I write in this blog, the more my personality shows and you get to see why this blog will be different from others. You can find a little bit more information about me in the "about me" page on this blog and at MrDreher.net.
Why are you blogging?
Lately, I’ve had an “itch” to further express my views on certain aspects of education and I feel like the perfect platform to share it is through a blog. I have a lot of unique ideas for the classroom that I would like to share with the rest of the world. Even though I’ve been active on twitter and participated in a wide arrange of education chats for the past year or so, sometimes it’s difficult to say what you want to say fully within 140 characters. Blog writing breaks down that 140 character barrier to where I can write until I feel satisfied. It’s my wish that several conversations can be started from this blog and naturally move to different platforms (Twitter, conferences, etc.). As I write more blog posts, it's my hope that I can continue to grow and evolve as a person and as an educator.
What will you be blogging about?
I see myself blogging about local & national education trends, instructional & behavioral strategies, and educational technology, however, I’m not going to be tied down to strictly those topics. I will write about anything that interests me and what I feel like it would contribute with other educators out there (you). The goal right now is to do a blog post twice a month. Each post will be carefully written, edited, and researched to meet my high standards before posting. If you are taking time out of your day to read a post that I wrote, I want to make sure it’s worth reading.
How I can leave feedback?
I am always open for any kind of feedback about this blog or about my teaching style. To ensure this, I will have a comment section at the bottom of each blog post so you can provide positive or negative feedback. With this feedback, it is my hope that we can further grow as educators. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving feedback in the comment section, you can always e-mail me at DanielDreherJr@gmail.com or contact me via Twitter (@Mr_Dreher).