I returned from new teacher boot camp (read: Collegiate Summer Teaching Institute) and I’m exhausted. It was intense, and we did a lot of work, had a lot of fun, and I think I came out a better teacher. I know I came out knowing myself and my craft better — which is almost the same thing.
I might post some final reflection about the experience (namely, the part that was most revealing to me was being a student again, and all that came along with that). But I would definitely say if you know any people of color (and that doesn’t mean only black, but it means everything from asian to hispanic to half-this-half-that) who are thinking of going into teaching in the independent school world, or have one or two years under their belt and want to hone their craft, it might be worth shooting off an email to them at least they know about this program.