I always welcome the opportunity to honor my amazing students so I was pleased that my nomination for "Trailblazer of the week" was selected. As I said in my nomination, Kaya B. represents the best of AACT students because of her work ethic, her leadership, and most importantly, her kindness. I was thrilled when the Principal asked her to do a thank you video to me and shared it with the school. The most noteworthy thing wasn't that she finds my classroom engaging and fun, though I take great pride in the curricula I design. No, the beautiful thing in her video response was her saying that my class helps her "look into who I am myself." I'm a firm believer in trying to provide a good and safe space for students to figure out who they are, and giving them time to reflect and act on their beliefs and values. Congratulations to Kaya!
For over 12 Years I wrote the Reno Rambler Blog covering everything from Bicycle Advocacy, Reno Politics, Popular Culture, and my experiences as a long-time cyclist.