I created this page to share and create conversations around education, curriculum, and instruction. I’m currently a graduate student pursing a doctorate in education and more specifically in curriculum and instruction. My background is in early childhood education. I spent the majority of my time teaching first grade in a rural part of south/south west Florida. It’s so easy as a teacher to be bogged down with the standards. It’s easy to get frustrated by the policies and politics interfering in your daily job of teaching. I want to help remind people how we can go beyond the standards and the politics to find out positions again on what good teaching is and how to do it in our classrooms despite the policies and testing.