Why complete a course on Google Docs Essential Training

I can again thank COVID for motivating me to take this course NOW... I have been told to teach online until the restrictions are lifted... this past two years have taught us that we are best to be prepared for that to be a moving target. Regardless, the schools I've taught at and the university … Continue reading Why complete a course on Google Docs Essential Training

Why complete a course on Google Forms Essential Training

The short answer is COVID! More and more our lives are including an online component. Google has given teachers, students, and pretty much everyone an amazing set of tools that are incredibly user-friendly and intuitive to use. For my needs as an Art Specialist, I need engaging and interactive presentation tools! Apple products are still … Continue reading Why complete a course on Google Forms Essential Training

Why complete a course on The Key to Good Communication: Your Audience

In previous posts you've heard me say that knowing your students is the key to being a great teacher! There better you understand their personal experiences, the more you will be able to tweak your teaching approaches to help them on their learning progress. Teaching isn't about giving information; it is all about guiding your … Continue reading Why complete a course on The Key to Good Communication: Your Audience

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)