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At the end of the day you’re another day older…

and another day better when it comes to blended learning! I am now finished my summary of learning. It can be found here. It is actually just a little bit too long, so I totally don’t blame you if you don’t want to watch it. See the bullet points below: I have been teaching inContinue reading “At the end of the day you’re another day older…”

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The unit is complete…

“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere.”  Elie Wiesel Now that my course prototype has been completed, and I am finished all the units, I am excited to go back to where I started and see how everything came to fruition. I definitely hadContinue reading “The unit is complete…”

Collaboration and discussion for the students who miss out

If last year showed me anything it is the importance of collaboration and interactive in an ELA course. Moving to the virtual learning was one of the most difficult things that I have ever had to do as a teacher (and I also think that I am pretty good with technology). The big thing forContinue reading “Collaboration and discussion for the students who miss out”

When we see the value in things, we are willing to put the time in…

If we don’t see the value, we won’t. For the last 4 years of my teaching career I have been a part of the Connected Educator program with Regina Catholic School Divisions, meaning I have a class set of laptops. Because of this, I have been trying to always push myself a little more whenContinue reading “When we see the value in things, we are willing to put the time in…”

Teaching in a Dangerous Time

(Sung to the tune of Bruce Cockburn) As teachers, we face constant disruptions and annoyances. While we no longer deal with the usual annoyances, the huge disruption caused by this global pandemic is unlike anything that we have ever seen. As of this writing, nearly 190 countries have closed schools and we have no clueContinue reading “Teaching in a Dangerous Time”

Digital Literacy: Keeping Us Sane in Insane Times

So here we are – a time that I have never seen or even thought would be possible in my lifetime. I have been in my home, leaving only to get groceries for myself, my mother, and my grandfather, for the last five days. I have cleaned every single room in my house (I amContinue reading “Digital Literacy: Keeping Us Sane in Insane Times”