My name is Megan Dincher and I’m an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher at a charter school in Rhode Island.  I’ve called many places home, including Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (where I earned my degree), Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (where I student taught abroad), and Palatine, Illinois (my hometown).  Now I’m living, learning, and teaching in Rhode Island, getting a taste of New England from our country’s smallest state.

In Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year, Esme Raji Codell writes, “Sometimes a little song is sweet to hear, even if the orchestra is more accomplished.”  I’d like this blog to be a way to document those little songs, those small moments of triumph, both in the classroom and outside of it, whether that mean reviewing awesome books I’ve read, reflecting on my teaching, or recounting tales from my experiences while traveling abroad.

Johann von Goethe, the German writer, also spoke of little songs.  He said, “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”  I’ll do my best to capture these small yet great moments.

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Megan, I am enjoying your travelogue, and read each entry. It’s been a great way for me to re-live my year in Luxembourg, ’71-’72. I ended up living in Luxembourg and working there for 9 more years, after graduation (in two separate periods), and of course really love Lux. Keep up the good work— your writing style is very entertaining. Addi! Gary Van Cott, MUDEC ’71-’72, MU ’73.

    • Glad to hear it! Miami’s Student Teaching in Europe Program is a great way for Education students to experience Luxembourg and still fit in all of the requirements, and I’m really enjoying it so far. Thanks for reading!

  2. …i welcome all the ‘reasonable words’ here 🙂 bests

  3. Hi there, hope that teaching and Luxembourg is going well! I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can find your nomination here: http://emmaineuroland.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/a-great-thank-you-one-lovely-blog-award/. I look forward to hearing more about how things are going!

    • Thanks so much! Your study abroad experience seems really exciting; I participated in a language study abroad course in Heidelberg, Jena, Dessau, and Berlin last summer through my university and did a day trip to Weimar; it was great! Viel Gluck!

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