Tomorrow’s Visualisation Exercise

Holy busy, Batman! Sweet mother of all things human, I’m busy. Even taking the ten minutes to write this post feels like I’m cheating on my commitment to learning how to teach students. Did you know that I have every minute of every school day mapped out for the next three weeks? Anyway, tomorrow at… Continue reading Tomorrow’s Visualisation Exercise

“Hey Bernard, Want a Teaching Job in London, England?”

“Hey Bernard, want a teaching job in London, England?” “You know, let me think about it for a day or two. I also have a few questions for you about the position. “It starts in September, right? And, it’s a guaranteed-pay position, yeah? “So, I’ll be living and working in London, England? As a teacher?… Continue reading “Hey Bernard, Want a Teaching Job in London, England?”

Transitioning to Pencil Use

Becoming a teacher is an arduous process. I mean, it definitely has its rewards, but there are certain demands placed on teachers that I never realized existed until I started my practicum. Forget about all of the lesson planning (the hours spent planning lessons), and the early mornings (I’m up before 5:30 am everyday of… Continue reading Transitioning to Pencil Use

Blogging As A Teacher – Professional Considerations

I’ve spent much of this afternoon culling my online presence, and reading guidelines (Advisories) issued by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) on the topics of social media and electronic communication. While I’m no further ahead in figuring out what I should do about my blog, what follows are some thoughts about my online presence.

Tomorrow Is the First Day of School

I start teachers college tomorrow. I’ve been waiting for tomorrow for about six months now, and it’s finally come. I wasn’t feeling at all nervous, until about 15 minutes ago. It’s after 11pm right now, and my first class starts at 8:30 tomorrow morning. Tomorrow will hopefully mark the beginning of more than just teachers college.

Math That’ll Mess With Your Head

I just went into the school’s office to register for a brush-up session for Primary/Junior (K-6) math. You see, as part of my program, I have to sit an exam that’ll test my competency in math. I believe this is Ontario’s way of ensuring that teachers actually know math, before they teach it.