Class Introductions

Hello! My name is Chloe Millard, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I live in Seven Hills, Ohio. I want to be a first grade teacher with a focus on literacy, and in my spare time I love to read, listen to music, and hang out with friends.

In my life, the most important thing to me is my faith. I am a reformed Christian, and I put my faith in the center of my life at all times. https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/feed-my-sheep R.C. Sproul is one of my favorite Christian authors, and this article that he put out two days ago is a fantastic read of his.

I enrolled in the Thomas Jefferson School mentor program, where I will be a mentor to a high school student who recently immigrated to America and needs help learning our language and customs. I will be doing this every Thursday morning from 9-11:50a.

For me to take risks in a classroom, I need to feel safe. I have ADHD and social anxiety, so speaking up and voicing my thoughts is a lot harder than it sounds for most people. I have a habit of speaking so quickly that I flip syllables in my words around and slur my phrases together, and I am extremely embarrassed when this happens, so I would need to feel safe enough and believe that my classmates would not belittle me for this.

For me right now, I believe a serious issue facing education is the way students are treated in schools right now. Students have to wake up early, go through the school day with little to no food if they can’t afford it, and do hours of homework at their house. They do this five days a week, and countless studies have proven how detrimental this is to the mental health of a student. I am also very hesitantly watching to see how the schools continue with teaching certain subjects, such as the history of America, given how polarized that subject has become recently with the 1619 Project and the 1776 Commission battling each other.

Introductions

Hello! This is my first test post for this blog to make sure it works properly! I am writing this in class right now because we are all testing them! Hopefully this works! 😀

My name is Chloe Millard, and I’m an Early Childhood Education major with a double minor in Entrepreneurship and French Studies. My pronouns are she/her. My free time involves a lot of horror movies, messages back and forth with friends, and loud laughter at whatever I find funny. This blog (I think?) is going to document my journey through Education 253: School and Society for the fall of 2021. Thanks for joining me!