How My Master’s Improved My Teaching Performance
Coming from a family of educators, one of the pieces of advice that my father gave me was: Try to earn a master’s degree early in your teaching career so that you can build on that experience. I earned my master’s degree about five years ago in curriculum [and] instruction. I really think that that improved my practice in the classroom—not because of the papers I wrote, but because I had a broader sense of what I could do as a teacher. I really think that that same thing is going to happen as I earn my doctorate, because I’m bringing back a lot of research and experiences into the classroom.