Departing: Michael Bulkin (Health)

June 13, 2021


Courtesy of Michael Bulkin

Health teacher Michael Bulkin is departing from Lincoln after one year.

What was your official position at Lincoln?  


How long did you work at Lincoln?

1 year.

Tell me a little bit about what you did on a normal school day.

Wake up, turn off the alarm clock, get dressed, walk to the kitchen, boil the kettle, brew the tea, pour the tea into a cup, and sit down at the working desk and enjoy the tea. Enter class using Canvas. Use lesson materials and prepare for students to log into Google meet. Greet students as they come into the online class session. Give a discussion prompt in the chat and take attendance. Go through lesson content and ask for “shout outs” and ask for comments to be added to the chat regarding course content. Complete lessons by going over homework and reviewing due dates for assignments. Exit tickets used to reinforce/summarize lesson content. After class, have a nice healthy snack and begin reviewing and grading submitted assignments/homework.

What was your favorite part about Lincoln?

Hearing the voices of students and their thoughts and mindfulness regarding the health curriculum.

What is your favorite memory from all of the years you worked at Lincoln?

Receiving emails with positive feedback from students about our Health course.

What are your biggest takeaways from working at Lincoln?

Reviewing course agreements during each class session and selecting specific agreements to focus on for the lesson of the day.

What are your post-Lincoln plans? 

Seeking employment in an Oregon public high school.

What will you miss most about Lincoln after you leave?

I will miss the conversations I have had with students, and especially collaborating with Timm Goldhammer, PhD. 

Is there anything else you would like to add or address or are there any messages you’d like to share with the students or to Lincoln?

Stick with it, you all got this! Strengthen the community and yourself by being both an active member and engaging in class/school activities.

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