Why complete a course in Maker Spaces in Education

Years ago in m y role of consultant, I was privileged to be introduced to discovery-based pedagogy called The Reggio-Emelia Approach. This experiential learning method of teaching has become the foundation of my teaching philosophy and it is part of why I decided to get my teaching licence as an art specialist: it permits me … Continue reading Why complete a course in Maker Spaces in Education

Why complete a course on Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)

First let me tell you that this was a huge revelation to me! While I have been using this method to lesser degrees for years, I never knew how deeply logical this could be to use when designing inclusive lessons for diversified classrooms. It gives us a clear and easy starting point (on almost any … Continue reading Why complete a course on Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)

Why complete my certification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)?

I can authentically say that I continually develop & increase my skills to become the best teacher I can. Every new course, seminar, certificate, and/or diploma helpmeet me combat my self-described imposter syndrome. This last giant volley of learning has served to do much more... it has given me multi-perspective revisions of what I have … Continue reading Why complete my certification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)?

Why complete a course on Learning To Teach Online

Hand-in-hand with learning about Google Classroom, I am now accepting (mostly) the reality that all my future teaching/learning will be at the very least a blend of in-person & online courses. Teaching in elementary, high school, or adult learners won't change this fact; online is here to stay. I need to embrace it and learn … Continue reading Why complete a course on Learning To Teach Online

Why complete a course on Learning Google Classroom

The very quick answer that allows you to fill in your own reasons I: COVID! Over the last two years I have been subjected to a trial by fire approach to learning how to teach and learn online. My teachers, mentors, and me... all fumbling patiently (mostly) through a digital world we never really thought … Continue reading Why complete a course on Learning Google Classroom

Why complete a course in Gamification of Learning

I recently got news that I might have to teach online for this semester, because of Covid restrictions... I choose to look at this as an opportunity to learn new skills. As I was collecting classes to take on LinkedIn Learning, I came across Gamification. I've been hearing about it in seminars and lectures for … Continue reading Why complete a course in Gamification of Learning

Why complete a course in Developing a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program (Teaching)

Aside from the fact that I desire to teach to all my students' individual needs, there is the reality is that I need to become aware of those needs and seek tools that help me see past my own experiences (subjectivity) to actively & authentically listen to theirs (objectivity). In modern teacher training, there's a … Continue reading Why complete a course in Developing a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program (Teaching)

Why complete a course in Building Self-Confidence

Last Fall during my internship, I was sent an email about Professional Development courses offered to teachers who wish to improve their skills. As a student teacher, I did not have access to some really meaty ones I wanted. After the semester, I responded to one of the LinkedIn invitations to activate my Free trial … Continue reading Why complete a course in Building Self-Confidence

Building a Teaching Philosophy – Part Three: Creating a classroom of self-motivated learners

In Part Two, I set a draft of my core values. I keep coming back to them in hopes that I can clarify what motivates my teaching philosophy. I'd like to break them down for you here and invite you feedback/questions... 1 - Building upon perspective & experience over right or wrong leads to open-mindedness. … Continue reading Building a Teaching Philosophy – Part Three: Creating a classroom of self-motivated learners

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen

See T'Hed Seventeen for previous progressions... Seventeen inspired me to return to fewer faces in my composition and I stopped and contemplated for some time before adding the second small face. I feel the two-face arrangement feels the best, but that is always changing for me... arg and yay! I felt a preoccupation with the … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eighteen