What do teachers REALLY do on P.A. Days?

What do the teachers do when P.A. Days are called? As a student, this question would cross my mind from time to time over the course of the school year. "Do they get the day off too?" "Is it like a long weekend for everyone?", I would wonder as I slept in and spent most … Continue reading What do teachers REALLY do on P.A. Days?

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A Brief Reflection of My First Direct Lesson

After a first two weeks of unexpected circumstances, bus cancellations, long weekends and lots of busy days, I finally¬†was able to present my first lesson to the class on Thursday afternoon. To say I was excited and nervous simultaneously would be a colossal understatement. I was buzzing with energy as I opened the PowerPoint and … Continue reading A Brief Reflection of My First Direct Lesson

My First Experiences with Collaborative Problem Solving

Although it is still early in my Practicum Block, I have already had a few chances to practice the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) skills that were discussed in my At-Risk Children courses, and so far, the results have been very positive. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working with the students to … Continue reading My First Experiences with Collaborative Problem Solving