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Are You Meeting Your Students’ Basic Needs?

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?

professional learning

Watershed Moments

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

professional learning · Workshops/Seminars

ITHappens Tidbits

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

Book Reviews and Reflections · professional learning · Resources

Mindset

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

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Part Three – Why Blog?

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.