Consider this list of basic student needs drawn from ideas set forth by R. Dreikurs, W. Glasser, and C.M. Charles, among others: Security Association Belonging Dignity Hope Power Enjoyment Competence How are you doing as an educator, and how is your school doing as a whole, to meet these basic needs of all of your… Continue reading Are You Meeting Your Students’ Basic Needs?
So here I go! I’m joining the #IMMOOC (Innovator’s Mindset Massive Open Online Course). I’ll be learning and sharing about innovation in education with over a 1000 other educators!
I recently came across a blogpost shared by Dean Shareski on Twitter in which he shared his watershed moments of learning. I loved reading about his lightbulb moments, as well as those of his readers, and was inspired to share mine. I have been reflecting on my own watershed moments (the defining moments in my career as… Continue reading Watershed Moments
Louis Riel School Division’s first ITHappens EdTech Conference marked my first professional development session for the 2016-2017 school year and it was a great day of learning! In my attempt to document and reflect a bit on my learning (versus tucking a folder of notes away in my filing cabinet never to be seen again) I… Continue reading ITHappens Tidbits
At one of the many workshops I was able to attend this past school year, another teacher at my table was raving about a book she had read called Mindset, and how it had changed the way she talks to her students and children (specifically when praising their work). I added the name of the… Continue reading Mindset
Given some of the emotional struggles I witness in my students and my own kids, I am always looking for ways to better teach them social-emotional skills, in the hopes of better equipping them to deal with stress and big emotions.
My third and final reason for starting a blog this summer is because it has been an incredible year of growth for me (fortunately not just around my middle)! Lucking out in my selection of professional development seminars and workshops, as well as starting at a new school, which is always an opportunity for growth, resulted in a year jam packed with learning and progress. And because there is so much crossover between parenting and teaching strategies, I feel like not only my teaching skills improved, but my parenting skills as well.