I am a teacher. I have been a teacher for 13 years. I’ve taught from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and I am currently teaching an alternate program for Grade 8 – 10 students in Hope, British Columbia, Canada.
In 2000 I graduated from a UBC Bachelor of Education program and started teaching in Hope. In 2006 I graduated with a Masters of Eduction in Educational Administration from the University of Calgary and in 2009 I received a Bachelor of Arts, English Major, from Thompson Rivers University.
I purchased this domain name – my name – with the intention of using it as an online resume. I have changed my mind, though I may tuck my resume away on a page here just in case. Today, as I was reading a new book from Mariale Hardiman, The Brain Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools , I thought “I need a place to reflect on what I am learning.” I have often used Google Documents for this type of activity, but I thought that this time I would try something different and start to blog my reflections on teaching and learning. Maybe by writing I will be able to remember and apply the insights I gain from reading.
I am hoping someone reads this, and that I can start – or at least participate in – a dialogue. However, I am also writing this for myself, in the hopes that I might be able to better assess, analyze, synthesize and evaluate what I learn about teaching and learning. I hope to improve my practise.
Hardiman, M. (2012). The brain-targeted teaching model for 21st century schools. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin.