Category: Random

Initial Wonderings

Coming up with the name of this site pretty much sums up my inquiry wonderings. How do I find a name that encompasses ALL that I’m aiming for in my teaching practice? How do I reflect my values of inclusion, diversity, growth mindset, unlimited potential, and mental health? I brainstormed and came up with about…
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Last Year vs. This Year…

This is my second year in the Teacher Education Program. Last year I had some health issues that meant I had to do the program part time. It was a very difficult year for me, but somehow I made it through and passed all my classes. This year I’m feeling great! My health is much…
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I See You

In 2019, in our first week in the Teacher Education Program, the Middle Years / Self-Regulated Learning cohort had an opportunity to visit Royal Heights Elementary school in Surrey. This was an amazing experience because we met many teachers and students, and we visited a class in progress. As you can see in the visual…
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Event Story unit complete!

Yesterday we rounded off the event story unit. I gave them back their writing, and offered the opportunity to do another draft if they were unhappy with their grade. One student who rarely does work, took up the opportunity—we’ll see how far she gets, but I found it encouraging that she expressed an interest in…
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When I prepare, the students respond

One of the biggest things I’ve learned in my practicum so far is that when I prepare my lessons and I come in armed with a plan, my students respond with their attention and effort. It seems so obvious, but it’s been key for me to see this because it motivates me to try harder…
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Where to next? Reflections on my future and lessons from the past

Reflections One of the first things I read in the Teacher Education Program that spoke to me was a quote by Milton McClaren: “When we transform experiences and rework our records of events, we develop intellectual ownership of them.” This quote speaks to me because it puts in words something I have long known intuitively as…
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