In-service days are occurring all over the state of Maine this week. It’s a new year and a fresh start. We’re lucky in education that we can reinvent ourselves every fall–a chance to recommit to finding ways to create the most engaging and effective learning environments for and with our students.
The Bright Futures Partnership is celebrating the start to the new school year by welcoming four new colleagues:
- Ed Brazee, a founding member of MAMLE, professor, and mentor to many middle level educators
- Julie Gardner, a teacher at Presque Isle Middle School and a Maine representative to the NELMS Board of Directors
- Judy Enright, a former Maine middle grades educator who now consults all across the country
- Mike Muir, former middle school educator, professor, Director of the Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning and the Maine Virtual Project-Based School Program, and is also working with Auburn on several projects
The Bright Future Partnership wishes everyone a great start back to school!
One last thought–I recently saw this prompt on Facebook and thought it was something we all should ponder.
I will make my students’ first day back to school memorable by…
Happy New Year!!!