I recently tweeted the following in response to a question put out to the Twitterverse by Dr. Justin Tarte, an educator who’s ideas and messages often resonate with me. RELATIONSHIPS! Most kids will usually behave out of function of attachment. When they don't it's likely stress behaviour not misbehaviour. — Sheila Vick (@sheila_vick) July 16,… Continue reading RELATIONSHIPS – WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
The following is a reflection on an implementation project that I have been working on with two class at my school. Read more about the project here. Since starting in education, I have always had a general understanding of what inclusion means. What has been more challenging over the years however, is knowing where and how to start, in… Continue reading Setting Sail – A Reflection
The following is a reflection on Lesson 4 of the RD Program that I have started in a Grade 4 classroom at my school. Read more about the program here, as well as my reflections on each lesson: Getting Started Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 The purpose of Lesson 4 is to build hope for… Continue reading RD Program Lesson 4 – Group B
I have long been interested in Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences, and over the years as a teacher I have shared this interest with my students. A unit that I used to take on with my grade 7 and 8 students (back when I was in the classroom) called Learning to Learn, had the students exploring and reflecting about… Continue reading Building Respect for Diversity Through Multiple Intelligences
It is no secret that being a teacher is hard work, but what is also becoming more and more talked about is that quality teaching also involves a lot of “heart work,” maybe not those words exactly, but that is what I like to call it. I actually believe that ” heart work,”if I can say the word heart this… Continue reading Heart Work
I still remember the first time my British born and raised husband made me the traditional English dish of bubble and squeak. Bubble and squeak is a fairly routine meal in English households. It is basically throwing leftovers and whatever is in the fridge together in a pan with, you guessed it, potatoes! It’s basic,… Continue reading #IMMOOC Bubble and Squeak
We are only three weeks in to the #IMMOOC (The Innovator’s Mindset massive online open course) and already I feel like I have learned so much! I have made so many new and amazing connections and I am loving the energy of the group! This week’s guest for the live episode (Kaleb Rashad) had amazing… Continue reading It’s All About the Heart Work #IMMOOC