Make Your Mark

Last week (well actually more like the end of the week before…) my students and I celebrated International Dot Day by watching/listening to the story, “The Dot”, by Peter H. Reynolds, discussing the importance of giving things a try, and starting somewhere to see where things go. As I was planning the lessons for it […]

Why I stopped blogging…until now.

So I haven’t blogged in forever…about 7 months. I used to blog a few times a month! Why the sudden lack of content? Why the sudden lack of content? Lack of motivation? Not really. I’ve always got things I want to share, want to think through, and want to explore! Lack of time? Partially. My […]

The Tile Mosaic

Internship was a somewhat surreal experience for me, as I could not believe that I was actually putting all of my ideas, theories, strategies and skills to use in the classroom. It was joyous, exciting, confusing, a little stressful, and sometimes quite overwhelming. To put all of these emotions, thoughts, and experiences into just one […]

I am the Mirror and the Mirror is Me

Internship is over, and I’ve allowed myself these last two weeks to really just try and begin to process what I experienced over nearly 4 months of teaching. That is quite the daunting task, but don’t worry, I’m going to (try) to keep it succinct in this post! What I realized even just today, is […]

Let There Be Joy!

It’s Christmas time, one of my favourite times of year. A season of love, peace, hope, and joy, and this year, of the end of my internship! I have had an absolutely wonderful time at my school with my co-op and my students, and have learned so much in these last 4 months. This past […]

The Rearview Mirror

While driving down a Saskatchewan highway may not be the most exciting thing in the world, at least not if you’re from here, it definitely has a sense of calm, and often of retrospection. The peacefulness of just cruising down an open stretch of road, with fields as far as the eye can see, and […]

Inside the Block

My 3-week teaching block is quickly coming to a close. So much faster than I ever anticipated, and it has been absolutely amazing! Sure, I’ve had some “off” days with students who were unruly, disrespectful and who refused to do their work, but those days taught me how to manage, how to create strategies, and […]