This September, I return to the classroom after taking a year away. The decision to step away from the classroom was not an easy one. Uncertain as to whether or not education was the right path for me, I took a risk, a leap of faith, stepping away to explore and learn about myself both … Continue reading She Returns!
DISCLAIMER: Streaming and Integration both have value, I only aim to offer a different perspective and begin a conversation about how best to meet the needs of all our students. Should we invest resources into streamed programs, as a way to more effectively target our intervention efforts? There has been a constant be tug-a-war of … Continue reading To Stream or not to Stream?
How do we know if it has stuck? The driving force behind each decision made for our students is the hope that beyond a surface understanding, that students find value and meaning in what they are learning, and that the lessons learned nurture the whole child. The current shift in education, moving away from content … Continue reading When it Sticks…
This year I am teaching the grade 6/7 intensive literacy program. Each one of my kids struggles significantly with reading and writing, and the traditional classroom approach has thus far not worked for them. Along with focusing a large portion of our time on literacy... my goals of the year focus on... Rebuilding confidence, by offering opportunity … Continue reading “Hey, No Stress” – Living Motto
If you are like me, and feeling as though you have lost yourself in the mess, there is no time like the present to start the search, to rediscover who you are and reignite the fire within... I finished my first year of teacher walking the picket lines with my colleagues, experiencing first hand the … Continue reading Reignite the fire…
This post is long overdue...but here it is... "You WILL feel UNCOMFORTABLE" It may sound strange that the one statement I needed to hear, to settle my nerves as I began my residency stay at Royal Roads, was that I would feel UNCOMFORTABLE. "Feeling uncomfortable means you are in a place to learn" My Residency stay … Continue reading “You WILL feel UNCOMFORTABLE…”
This is a wonderful video discussing some ideas about what it takes to be an effective Leader (Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader) Video Link HERE Some points that stood out for me: 1. 'Shape your future, don't just react to it' - Don't be a 'head down leader' but instead … Continue reading Video Share: What it takes to be a Great Leader