Reflection: Student for Change Project and Photovoice

Over the course of my practicum at the Children’s Aid society it has been increasingly clear that youth in care have a very different educational experience than most other students. This is not necessarily the case in every scenario; however, it is not uncommon for youth in care to struggle with a sense of belongingContinue reading “Reflection: Student for Change Project and Photovoice”

How To Be An Anti-Racist: Reflection and Practice

This year, my second year as a pre-service teacher has been far from what I would consider normal. I think I can safely say that 2020 as a whole has left us much to ponder in terms of our role as individuals, our role as a collective society, the roles we want our governments toContinue reading “How To Be An Anti-Racist: Reflection and Practice”

Preparing, adapting, being flexible and relationship building: Reflections on my first year as a teacher candidate.

When I began the Bachelor of Education in September, I was nervous but ready to begin the journey to becoming an educator. As I’ve worked through first and second semester of the program,  I can see the valuable experiences and lessons that I have had in practicum, and in class and I feel proud toContinue reading “Preparing, adapting, being flexible and relationship building: Reflections on my first year as a teacher candidate.”

Reflecting on Community Service Learning at Henry Munro Middle School

Starting at Henry Munro as part of my CSL was both exciting and nerve racking.  There was so much to learn about the layout of the school, the students, the clubs, the faculty and the administration.  Not to mention all the protocols that are a part of school life.  Slowly but surely, I’ve learned whichContinue reading “Reflecting on Community Service Learning at Henry Munro Middle School”

Borders and Identity

As people we all assume an identity.  That identity is a fusion of nature and nurture.  Chambers article examines her own identity around identification and its relation to borders. The borders created by our colonial forefathers were not natural borders. They were borders created for political and monetary reasons. In the context of Indigenous identityContinue reading “Borders and Identity”

What Does Differentiated Learning Look Like? Scaffolding and Tiering

Two instructional strategies that I have been introduced to as new teacher include scaffolding and tiering. Both provide students with the support they need to reach proximal development for learning.  By examining these strategies I’m able to better implement them in my classroom. DEFINE THESE STRATEGIES? Scaffolding: These are temporary supports that challenge student learningContinue reading “What Does Differentiated Learning Look Like? Scaffolding and Tiering”