Hello everyone! Today I wanted to start the week off on an inspirational note and talk about a remarkable young woman who has been a champion for girls' rights all over the globe: Malala Yousafzai. I'm sure that many of you have heard about Malala, but for those of you who may not have, I … Continue reading Malala Yousafzai: Inspiring Young Women Worldwide
Happy Wednesday! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I wanted to write a brief post about someone who has inspired me as a teacher for years, especially since I have gained recent experience working with at-risk students. This individual is Sir Ken Robinson, an educator from the U.K. who has drawn … Continue reading Sir Ken Robinson: Shifting the Education Paradigm
Happy Fri-yay! I wanted to end the week on an inspirational note, so I decided to briefly tell you about an author who I have been loving lately, and whose ideas have been very thought-provoking to me as a teacher. As you've noticed from the title, this author is Neil Pasricha. I read one of … Continue reading “The Happiness Equation” and Why I Love Neil Pasricha
Happy Friday everyone! I thought I would end the week by sharing some inspiration from my favourite newfound teacher on YouTube: Michelle Ferré. Better known on her social media platforms as "Pocketful of Primary", Michelle is a 4th Grade Math, Science, and Social Studies teacher from Maryland. Prior to this school year, Michelle taught 2nd … Continue reading My Favourite Teacher on YouTube!
Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! In today's post, I am excited to write a little bit about the most recent winner of the coveted Teacher of the Year Prize, Sydney Chaffee. She is currently a Humanities teacher at the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, having been in this position … Continue reading 2017 Teacher of the Year: A Quick Profile
Another one of my professional mentors as a future teacher working with at-risk students is Erin Gruwell, whom I was first introduced at age 13, when my Grade 8 class went to see Freedom Writers at my local movie theatre. This movie resonated with me more than almost any film I've ever seen, and this … Continue reading Erin Gruwell and The Freedom Writers
“It’s okay, I know how you feel.” To most of us, this statement seems innocently empathetic and well-meaning. However, to author and educator Richard Lavoie, uttering this phrase is one of the biggest mistakes that a Special Education teacher can make, and after realizing this, he was inspired to take action to change the way … Continue reading Richard Lavoie: Changing the Way we Look at Learning Disabilities