Social Emotional Learning in the age of COVID-19: Resources and more

We are preparing to go back to school soon and every district is doing something different. While there’s one thing that’s the same through this all is that we miss our students and it’s overwhelming. This whole situation. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the Australian Wildfires happened at the start of 2020 too. ThisContinue reading “Social Emotional Learning in the age of COVID-19: Resources and more”

A letter to my teacher self in 10 years..

Dear teacher self in 10 years, Hey Self! I hope you are doing well. You should be in around year 9 or 10 of teaching. I hope you still have a burning passion of teaching these students. To do new things and make sure you are teaching them what they need. I wanted to sitContinue reading “A letter to my teacher self in 10 years..”

Padlet: The easiest website for Virtual Learning!

It is the middle of July and wow this summer has gone back. As we are preparing to go back to school soon, our schools and districts are making their calls for this school year and how they are going back to school. While this is a daunting task, I want to provide you aContinue reading “Padlet: The easiest website for Virtual Learning!”

Refocusing for the next school year

As teachers we are finally starting to hear about plans for next school year. But with all of this and our own feelings and thoughts in this situation, it can be very overwhelming. How do you keep your motivation up when everything is changing? I talked about it in my latest youtube video however, IContinue reading “Refocusing for the next school year”

Intentionality: Are you an intentional teacher?

When we go into teaching, most of us have a why. We know why we teach what we do. Maybe it is because we find the subject fascinating, maybe we wanna give back or we have always dreamt of being a teacher! However, once we start working with our students, the drag of everyday andContinue reading “Intentionality: Are you an intentional teacher?”

This is not how it was supposed to be: dealing with change

We have all found ourselves dealing with times when we have all said the phrase “this is not how it was supposed to be”. That significant other should have stayed with us, that thing shouldn’t have happened, I should have been able to go to that event. Life is ever changing and we live inContinue reading “This is not how it was supposed to be: dealing with change”

Being vulnerable: stepping into uncomfortable moments with students

The world around us is always changing and things will happen. Currently, we are over a couple weeks out from when the George Floyd death happened. The world has COVID-19 and we are in the middle of another civil rights movements. As a teacher, a major part of our job is help our students processContinue reading “Being vulnerable: stepping into uncomfortable moments with students”

A letter to all the now virtual teachers!

Dear fellow teachers, This is not what we expected when we walked into our schools on the first day of this academic year. You were so excited to see your new students, you had to first day butterflies in your stomach and all the hope and optimism for this school year. You have put soContinue reading “A letter to all the now virtual teachers!”

Transitions: A key part of the classroom

During the hustle and bustle of the day, teachers need ways to get ahold of their students. These ways need to be quick and effective so that they can have as much learning as possible. The way to do this is through effective transitions. Transitions is something evaluators look at because they are essential toContinue reading “Transitions: A key part of the classroom”

Music in Physical Education

Music is one of the fun parts of physical education. In my own life, there’s music to get me excited, there music for when I am sad or theres music for all the in-between. Music is a central part of our world. One awesome thing about music is it brings people together and can beContinue reading “Music in Physical Education”