About me. You've been warned.
I teach gifted middle school students in the Apogee program at Ladue Middle School. As a (former?) gifted kid myself, I loved my gifted classes, especially my middle school gifted classes, as they provided fun and challenge and a respite to the turbulent world of regular middle school right outside the gifted classroom door.
As a grownup (ish), during my teacher education program at Webster University, I realized that if I taught gifted, I could have fun all day long! So I earned not just my original High School Social Studies certification, but gifted certification and a Masters to boot. Then I went to Scotland to see the Hogwarts Express in person (see picture on the left). (And, as of August 2016, I've earned a second Masters in Educational Technology because I like to be very, very busy.)
During my time as RPGgeek.com's Geek of the Week, I answered a lot of questions about myself, what I do, and what I think.
Happiness comes from being able to choose the life you want to live. I think I do that, and I'm a pretty happy person. As such, I have chosen to share these resources that I have developed over the years, rather than publish them in some stagnant lesson plan book, in the hopes that others can and will use them.
This cartoon pretty much expresses my feelings on the matter. http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/browbeat/2013/08/27/watterson_advice_large.jpg
I do a cosplay unit with my 8th graders.
I did a Wonder Woman/Rosie the Riveter mashup.
I'm highly annoyed that this photo
is a little out of focus.