We have begun to begin…

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Lao Tzu

Hello, My name is Andrew Baldwin and I am a classroom teacher and an Instructional designer.  I have been teaching Chemistry for the past five years.  I believe that students should work toward Mastery of information instead of just trying to get a grade.  This involves a focus on learning over simple memorization of facts and dates.  This is reflected in the activities that I use and design as well as the learning module that I build.  The emphasis is placed on critical thinking, hard work, and creativity as these traits have been fostered throughout my academic career.

One task that has been on my mind for a while is “When should I start working on my own personal projects or take on clients to expand my business aspirations?” Notice that the question did not begin with whether or not I should pursue it.  I believe that each person has the ability to add something to the world around them and instead of questioning whether or not, they should start moving and learn as they go.  With this thought in mind,  this day that I will begin my journey.  Along the way, I will share my review of web tools, assessment techniques, and activities that I am working on in an effort to encourage others out there to just get started.  As I share feel free to comment and share your experiences.

I hope that you will join me and that we can grow together.