Hi there! I'm sorry that this post is being posted a little later than usual, but as you've now seen from the title, I started supply teaching for the new school year, and to say I've been busy would be a massive understatement. It's taken some getting used to, but my brain and body are … Continue reading Finally Back at Work!! Some Reflections from the Past Few Days
Hi everyone! So by this point, it is clear that there are several different areas of education that I am personally very passionate about. One of these topics that is closest to my heart is classroom bullying, and how to prevent it amongst students. Having been bullied on and off for years throughout my schooling, … Continue reading Preventing Classroom Bullying: Some Measures You Can Take as a Teacher
Hello, and thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I wanted to talk today about an important topic that I truly care about as a teacher: student stress. It is no secret that all students, especially those who are considered at-risk, deal with a variety of stressors in their daily life. Many of … Continue reading Some Ideas to Help Your Students Manage their Stress Levels
For my fellow educators and anyone else who is interested, I wanted to make a quick post talking about three of my current favourite books for teachers: The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong: I managed to snag a relatively older edition of … Continue reading Book Review: Some of my Favourite Teacher Books
Hello everyone! If you have read any of my older blog posts (think April 2016 or earlier), you will know how deeply passionate I am about supporting the success and well-being of students with special needs, who are considered to be an at-risk population in our schools. Today, I will be using some of the … Continue reading Supporting Students on the Spectrum: The Unique Educational Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Alliterations aside, I wanted today to be a fun post, and I absolutely love doing Fall-related activities in the classroom. With the first day of Fall happening this week, I wanted to share a few of my favourite Autumn-inspired Art projects for students with you. Versatile Warm and Cool Colour Trees: In this activity, students … Continue reading Amazing Autumn Art Activities!
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
I hope you all are having a great week so far! Today, I am writing something that is somewhat similar to my post from Monday, and sharing a few ideas from the Intermediate English course that I took online last summer. One of the most interesting and useful assignments from that class (in my opinion) … Continue reading Ideas from my Intermediate English ABQ: My Future Writing Program
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Now that we are in the second week of school, I decided to fulfill a promise that I made towards the end of the summer, and share a few more game and activity ideas that I picked up during my recent Math AQ course. "Magic … Continue reading More Math Game Ideas (+ my thoughts on Family Math Nights)
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!