1 Year and Counting…
Happy 1 year of blogging to SpencerBurton.ca!
A lot has happened since I started up this website: I got accepted to uOttawa for a Bachelor of Education, I graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology, and I officially began my journey of becoming a teacher. With all of those milestones comes many moments of learning, and since this website is focused on “learning about learning”, I figured I would share some things that I learned with you all.
- Teaching is a lifestyle; it must be something that is in the back of your mind at all times. I can’t even go to the dollar store anymore without thinking of a teachable moment for everything I pick up.
- There’s a lot more to the field of education that I could have ever imagined. Students, the system, curriculum, and teaching methods are topics that only scratch the surface of the magnitude of education.
- First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities are an important aspect of Canada’s education system. These cultures must be represented and emphasized in our lessons.
- It’s not always easy keeping up with blogging. Thankfully, some of my classes have me writing blog posts which keeps me up to date on reviewing and commenting on education-related topics.
- It’s a challenge going from a lecture-oriented education system (university) back into a student-centered learning environment (elementary school).
- Making students want to learn is just as important, if not more, than what they are learning.
- Classroom management is a huge part of teaching, more than I ever expected.
- The more you can make learning fun for the students, the more they will be engaged and retain what is being taught.
- Learning about teaching allows me to reflect on my previous teachers and what they did that was either extraordinary or lackluster.
- Teaching is most definitely still my dream job!
Thank you for following me on this journey for the past year. Here’s to many more years of learning about learning!