May 17, 20151 comment
by John Holland
In April, I attended my first American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Chicago. As a researcher and educator I was excited to be surrounded by so many interesting people doing good work. At the same time, I was a stranger in this familiar land. I am adjunct faculty at VCU in the department of Educational Foundations. I love teaching my courses and doing research but I am not full time faculty. I felt like a school teacher in the halls of the academy. As an National Board Certified Teacher I kept asking myself, “How does this relate to students?" It took me a little while to find my people.