For my second vlog I wanted to give insight as to why I am so passionate about education: not because I have a profound love for mathematics, but because I have a love for people. How does technology fit into that area? It allows people to connect and view the world as a whole, thus … Continue reading

# My first (and not my last) VLOG

I decided that instead of my usual blog, I would try something new to me called a Vlog (video blog). My friends and colleagues, @bgabriel77 and @MitchErnesto, have been vlogging for a project in our #ecmp455 class and it has worked out really well for them so I thought what the heck let’s try it. I really enjoyed the experience of … Continue reading

# Gather & Gab- A Project to Connect and Inspire

I believe that in teaching science and math it is important that we allow our students the time to understand what science and mathematics looks like outside of the classroom. What is actually taking place in chemistry or biology labs? How do we use math in calculating statistics, or how is geometry being used? How … Continue reading

# Leading for a lifetime

Today as I was sitting at the University trying to finish my teaching resume and job applications, I went to pull up the stickies app on my computer to write down that I had to scan my reference letters, etc to remind me. When I did that, I pulled up a sticky note that I … Continue reading

# iPads [worksheet replacements] in the Math Classroom

As I stated in my earlier blog, the classroom I interned in had a class set of iPads that could be used. Seeing as math is my major and I taught Grade 9 and 10 math throughout the semester, I integrated the iPads into the math class as much as possible. I used them to … Continue reading

# Blogging in Math?

For my internship, I taught Math 9 for the whole semester and Foundations 10 for three quarters of it. At the beginning of the semester, my co-operating teacher and I had discussed the ideas of blogging. He had done it in previous math classes and it was something that I wanted to incorporate into my … Continue reading

# Learning with an Online Community

I am currently taking a course called ECMP 455 (Classroom Computers) and it is an online class. For the most part, taking an online class is viewed as very independent and self directed learning. At least that is what I thought until our first online meeting as a class. We used a tool called Blackboard … Continue reading