Anyone who knows me, knows that music plays a big role in my life. It keeps me sane at the worst of times and helps me rejoice in my best. While I was doing the planning for my teaching day tomorrow, I was listening to Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” and I REALLY started listening to … More Wake Me Up – Teacher Edition
Recently, I was advised by a friend’s younger sibling to watch the video posted above. Being a teacher, the topic, of course, caught my eye. After all was said and done, I was impressed with the knowledge and eloquence of the fellow who created the video. That being said, I had points where I agreed … More Don’t Stay in School
When conversing with teachers, young, old, first year, 20th year, I have found a commonality in the teaching world. That is the issue of…*shivers* marking and how easily it accumulates. I have found that in my experiences thus far, it’s extremely difficult for me to keep the pile down. With the push for lots of … More The Biggest Bane of All Teaching Existence?
Ok, well, minus the song being about a break-up, the message about surviving still remains. It’s been two weeks now that I’ve been in the classroom teaching. Of course I’ve seen some downfalls (math is still my weakest subject as it was in high school) but I’ve seen more ups than downs at this point. … More “I Will SURVIIIIIIVE!”
Well, it’s that time of year again that society has mixed reviews on, back to school. Parents rejoice, children moan, and teachers….well, some are more excited than others. Minus internship, it will be the first time that I’ll be behind the teacher’s desk. Technically, I’m halfway through my first year of teaching and still in … More Back to School!
Well, I have found some imaginary time to write another blog post (imaginary because in my career at this point, I think available time is a statement of utter denial). I have a confession. Before you make any grand associations, which some of you may given my profession as an educator, it has to do … More Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
Wowza! It’s already the 5th month of my 6-month teaching contract. The end is nearing and I think I’m more apprehensive toward the end than my students are. I’ve been attempting to stay as a technologically connected educator but I find that the struggle to simply stay above water and not burn out usually takes … More The Rush
Having attained my first teaching contract (which spans 6 months), there are a few things that I’ve already learned in the thick of it all. While I recognize that I have much more learning to do, I thought I’d track down some of my early impressions of “real” teaching coming out of university. 1.) It’s … More My First Days of School
Recently, I stumbled upon this link which is meant for humour-sake. It reminded me of my own school experiences, namely in grade three. My teacher posed this question to the class, “How do you spell Mississippi?” Thinking I was a genius, I loudly pronounced, “M-R-S.-I-P-P-I!” Immediate laughter commencing, I didn’t get what was wrong. At … More Not 100% Incorrect Test Answers
As my learning project comes to a close, the time has come for the period of reflection to begin. I’m going to basically outline what I’ve learned, if I considered it worthwhile, and changes that I would make if I had the chance for a do-over. What I’ve learned… 1. I feel INFINITELY more comfortable … More Here We Are!