Category Archives: Teaching

Welcoming Back Wonder

  Over the past few days I like many other teachers have been getting ready to go back to school.  This year is different from the last two in that I know exactly where I will be all year this … Continue reading

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Finding Time for Creativity

Wow, spring break has given me some great opportunities to reflect on what I’m teaching as well as why i’m doing it. As well as finding time to reconnect with what matters most to me. I began my journey as … Continue reading

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Building Students Sense of Place

I spend a lot of time building my students sense of place through our daily activities.  My first degree was in geography and this has greatly impacted my teaching. I still consider myself a geographer at heart and hope to … Continue reading

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More Math Maddness and Mentorship Reflections

Wow, I haven’t posted since October. I’m sorry to all of you who were following my blog that I have neglected you. My blog has been a reflection on my learning and growth as a teacher for the last 2 … Continue reading

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A Month In the Middle

It’s been a month since school started and I joined the madness in the middle.  I love middle school! I really enjoy working with nearly 60 students each day, it is definitely a change from the 120-150 I could see in … Continue reading

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Talk, Talk, Talk workshop

I got the chance to attend a workshop after school today looking at the importance of class discussion and having students talk. We looked at a few different strategies: Word splash giving the students a word or image and having … Continue reading

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Middle School Guided Math

Another year is well underway and this year I’m teaching grade 6 in a middle school. To see what my classes have been up to check out their blog This year I’m trying something new with my math classes. … Continue reading

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Walking Across Canada In Our Own Gym!

“ From Vancouver Island to the Alberta Highlands, cross the prairies the lakes to Ontario’s Towers, from the sound of Mont Royals Chimes, out to the Maritimes”   For the last three weeks elementary students at LFAS have had the … Continue reading

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Learning at 900M Above Sea Level

With one of my schools I have the opportunity to chaperone the Ski / Snow board club, watching the group of grade 5-7 students on the snow it really is learning at 900M above sea level. We get to experience … Continue reading

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Recorder Hero

When I started this school year I never thought that I would be teaching music. I had a short music methods course as part of my year at UBC and have danced my whole life but have never had any … Continue reading

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