This is the blog of a recent English education graduate preparing for his first year of teaching at a small rural school in the Midwest. The blog title, Latin for “To teach is to learn,” is the ideal for which the musings herein will strive, which will meander from language (and the teaching of it), teaching and education in general, and the state of education at large. Teachers, students, and anyone else (if there is indeed any other subset) are welcome to join in on the discussions within.

Credit for the lovely TEACH/LEARN banner goes to Scott Kim.


10 Responses to “About Docere Est Discere

  1. Darlene Hoffman Says:

    I now have a better idea of what a blog is, and I can now say I entered something on a blog.

    I started a reflective comment and it went into cyberspace somewhere. Now that I’ve seen your blog, I have questions about how we might use this as a forum for the class.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

  2. Kelvin Says:

    I really do like what I see so far as blog posts. I am a student in college, second year that is, majoring in English to be an English teacher myself. I’ll have to sit down and continue to read your blog more in depth. I am really thrilled to have stumbled upon your blog.

  3. GB Says:

    Hi Kelvin,

    Always great to hear from another English major, especially one who wants to teach our fine discipline! Hopefully, blogging should pick up here shortly since the semester is wrapping up and I have a lot of reflecting to do before I start student teaching in early January.

    Feel free to stop back by anytime!


  4. Sam Says:

    I will also begin student teaching in early January (high school government and world history for me) and am looking for other kindred spirits in that regard. I found your blog by way of SYWTT and look forward to following your progress through student teaching.

    Good luck!

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  6. agirlnamedsara Says:

    Thanks for linking to my site! I hope you can find it useful. I hope to update a bit more during the summer.

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