Small groups… One week in

I’ve been working with this structure for a week now and already I’ve made a number of changes.  The needs in my class and feedback from students have prompted some of these changes; but in part, they are to facilitate transitions and make use of every moment of time we have together. My students are … Continue reading

Treaty 4 Youth Project

I am really excited to have been a part of an amazing experience that showed me yet again how much I love my role!!  I jumped on board this project with an invitation from two lovely educators at Campbell Collegiate.  These two teachers, Naomi Fortier-Freçon and Leia Laing, were searching for a meaningful way to … Continue reading

Another day at the dojo…

Every single time I am at karate class I reflect on the professional practice I see around me.  Granted, my job is to calm my mind and focus, but that continues to challenge me.  Many of the instructors who lead my karate class are teachers themselves, and it is clear given the nature of the … Continue reading

Professional Learning with a spin

#EdCampYQR: professional learning with a spin Back in August, Regina Public Schools saw the first ever EdCamp professional development opportunity. It was a new option for teachers in Regina Public at that time; the concept of professional development where the schedule was set the day of the event was disconcerting to many.  The event drew … Continue reading