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.