December 21

I’M A TEACHER! Well, sort of…

I may not have achieved my ultimate goal of being a teacher in my own classroom with my own students, but hey, everyone has to start somewhere! I’ve recently been hired at Oxford Learning and have been getting training over the last two months. Now, I’m considered an Oxford Learning Teacher!

Oxford Learning Logo
I have learned so much since starting as a teacher, and I really respect what they stand for. Oxford Learning has assumed a cognitive approach to learning, aspiring to teach their students how to be the best students possible, in areas such as confidence, self-esteem, homework habits, social skills, and of course academics. From their website:

Life-long tools like high self-esteem, an active, agile mind, and an understanding of how to study, learn, and think. Only Oxford Learning® puts all these outcomes within your child’s reach — along with better grades — with our cognitive approach to learning, where we focus on helping children learn how to learn.
The fact that I get to go to work each week as a teacher and I am able to make a difference in the life of a student is something that I am very grateful for. This is just the beginning of a lifetime of teaching!
December 19

The Waiting Game

I’VE APPLIED TO TEACHERS COLLEGE!

It took most of my first term to write my applications, edit them, edit again, and edit them one last time, but it’s finally done! I have applied to the Junior/Intermediate division (Grades 4-10) with a Geography teachable. The universities that I applied to (in no particular order, other than alphabetically) are: Brock, Laurier, Ottawa, Windsor, and York.

For those of you who are about to ask: “No, I do not have a preference… yet.” All I can say for now is that Monday, March 2, 2015 could not come soon enough. Until then, we wait…

December 18

Welcome!

There are the born teachers who just want to do it. People will do it because they want to put something back into the community. Or they will have a passion for what they do and want other people to share that passion.

– Phil Harrison

I remember that moment in Junior Kindergarten when my teacher sat me down and asked me, “What do you want to be when you’re older?” My response: “A teacher.” Did I just say something to please my teacher? Or was I born to be a teacher? Since that moment, teaching has been the one goal in my life that I have never strayed from. Determination, destiny, or both?

There are so many areas of the world of education that I am interested in exploring, and this blog is my way of sharing those findings with the world. I hope to investigate everything, including topics such as procrastination, bullying, homework, the effects of computers on education, lesson plans, any fun initiatives that can be used in the classroom.

Thank you for joining me on this journey!