KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies

The Meaning of Area

To begin our unit on Surface Area and to review the concept of area, students were given a bag of irregular shaped objects, string and 1-centimeter square grid paper. With these materials students were asked to determine, as accurately as possible, the area of each of the irregular shaped objects. Students were challenged to figure… Continue reading The Meaning of Area

KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

It’s been a while

It’s been a really long time since we’ve talked, sorry about that! It turns out teaching junior high has been quite the experience. Up until now I have had the pleasure of teaching grade 3 and high school science, this being my first paid job also turned out to be my first experience in junior… Continue reading It’s been a while

KSA #01 Contextual Variables · KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Learning through Inquiry

As part of my internship, we are to complete a professional development project. For my University Consultant, he has asked us to take this project one step further and perform a research project, of sorts. My original plan for this project was to engage both my SCI 10 and CHEM 20 classes in blogging. The… Continue reading Learning through Inquiry

KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

How will your students grow this year?

Yesterday at our staff meeting we talked about the goals and vision for Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts. We will engage learners through: Student voice & choice Ownership of learning Reflecting on their role as a learner Involving them in the assessment process (beginning to end) It is apparent in this… Continue reading How will your students grow this year?

ED4764:The Internet and Education · KSA #01 Contextual Variables · KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #10 Technology · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Research: It Has It’s Place In K-12 Education

In this module we discussed the different facets of research and it’s importance in education. Many students leave High School with a primitive understanding of the logistics of research. We need to make it a focus as educators to model more effective research practices for our students, so that they leave our classrooms prepared for… Continue reading Research: It Has It’s Place In K-12 Education

KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #15 Professional Learning · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Using Kinesthetics to Reach Students and Improve their Learning

I have always known that kinesthetic activities was crucial to student learning, it was evident way back when I was a student in grade school (and even still today as a university student). Throughout my university courses the theory was discussed at length, it’s application was seen often in my Grade 3 placement for PSI… Continue reading Using Kinesthetics to Reach Students and Improve their Learning

KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #15 Professional Learning · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Bonding has come to a close!

Well, I can now say I have taken my first high school science (CHEM 20 – Chemical Bonding) unit to completion! I have learned a lot! One interesting thing about teaching a unit for the first time is that I get to see the students learning increase throughout the unit, but I’m right there with… Continue reading Bonding has come to a close!

KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #11 Assessment · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

PSII is here!

Well, after 2 months of intense learning it’s time to put it all into practice! I’ve had a great experience through a variety of valuable courses this semester. We’ve discussed several social context issues that could be evident within our school, exceptionalities we may encounter and how to build an inclusive classroom. Through C&I and… Continue reading PSII is here!

KSA #03 Program of Studies · KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies

Professional Semester II Placement

Good morning! Yesterday I received an email from my TA for this upcoming practicum. I had originally requested a junior high placement but was informed that I had been placed with a CHEM 20 and CHEM 30 teacher in Calgary. At first I was shocked a bit shaken up and unsure how I felt about… Continue reading Professional Semester II Placement