Only Weeks Away

With only weeks to go before starting another school year, I can’t help but wonder how the students will return after each of their summer breaks. When I look back at my own summer, I know that I won’t say that I did nothing. I didn’t just sit around and be bored (it’s hard to […]

The Hunger Games: A Christian Perspective Part 2

If you have stumbled across this post, and you haven’t read Part 1, you can read that here. It might give you some context as to what I am talking about! In this post I am going to elaborate on what ideas and themes in the Hunger Games I “reject” from a Christian perspective. The first theme I […]

The Hunger Games: A Christian Perspective Part 1

I had already seen the movie… and HATED it. I remember leaving the movie theatre disappointed in the lack of character depth and over cheesiness of the film. That said, I still went to the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, and came out not hating it, but not loving it either. I am a […]

Favourite PLN tools/stratagies

Twitter, of course, and things like this MOOC. It’s hard, though, with people around like @courosa @mmesanders and @shareski to feel like you have anything to contribute. (Not that they’ve ever been anything but generous, of course!) Networks need to be multi-directional, and we all need to realize that we do have things to contribute. We (I) need to put … Continue reading →

My Brain Hurts or, Why Exposure to Too Many Ideas Causes Disjointed Writing about Digital Citizenship, with an Extra Long Title.

If you want the better stuff, skip past the paragraph that is just “-Ummmm?” Several ideas collided after the last 10 days, and the first weekish of the Digital Citizenship MOOC. Our Fearless Leader posted several questions, and they, along with some thoughts of others (and a few of my own) generated this: Week 2, Question 1: How do we … Continue reading →

Going Digital

Hello and Welcome! I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this… (if there is more than one person who reads this, I’ll assume you got lost). I’m starting this new journey to help express myself in a different digital format, other than my @MrALongstaff twitter. Other forms of digital media […]

Hello eduverse!

Welcome to my brand new ‘Middle Years Minds’ blog at Edublogs! I am a grade 6 teacher in Saskatchewan who is looking to do my best for my student colleagues.  I like tackling new challenges, pushing student’s limits, and making time enjoyable! I am a big fan of constructive criticism and live by the ‘TEAM’ […]