Plans for the Break

Plans for the Break

Just a short post today about some of my plans over the break. Many outside of our profession complain about the lengthy breaks we get as teachers. But I’ve always thought of these breaks as somewhat necessary to help keep me fresh and effective as a teacher....
Homework

Homework

I was listening to a podcast today on homework. Homework can be a bit of a hot topic, with people expressing strong views for either side. However, despite many conversations, I’m still not entirely sure where I stand. I truly want to protect home time as family...
For the Love of Words

For the Love of Words

I’ve always loved words. My sister and I played word games on long car rides, my favourite computer game was Spelling Blizzard, and I was always up for a round of Snatch-it (best game ever for kids who like words and who are competitive). I even asked my parents...
The Ups and Downs of Tech

The Ups and Downs of Tech

We live in an age of seemingly constant connection, in a time when technology is never out of reach. The truth of the matter is that technology has opened up a whole new world to us. With it, we are able to do things that we never could have dreamed of doing in the...
Rest

Rest

I am someone who tends to work at home. I’ll bring home the journals, the marking, and the planning that should take me half the amount of time that I end up spending on it. But I’m learning that sometimes, I need to just take a break. Tonight, after...
Working offsite

Working offsite

I was away from the class today for some offsite PD. It was so refreshing to be out in the community and to be bumping into individuals that I don’t normally get to interact with during the day. What made it even more special was that we were meeting out of a...

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