School's out for the summer!
Summer is always a bittersweet time of year. It's really exciting to be staring down vacation time but it means the end of a year's worth of "blood, sweat and tears" and knowing that I won't ever teach that exact same class/group of students again. Over the course of a semester, each class develops its own unique style and dynamic; it's one of the things I love about teaching. No two classes are ever the same! It also means I will never have that exact class again. Bittersweet.
When I look back on this year, I think it was a really great one!
Some of the highlights/accomplishments:
- Another great DI team project and continued use of DI to promote student learning.
- Great school trip to Washington, DC
- Having author Eric Walters visit our school and talk to our English classes.
- Continuing the use of Edmodo to promote #edtech for students.
- My first time teaching CHC2D - and their subsequent Holocaust Museum Exhibit project
- Participating in the Youth Philantrophy Initiative and having students from my class win the grant for their charity
- First time as an Associate Teacher and winning the Associate Teacher Award from Queens University
- Completing my Special Education Specialist
- Participating in the wonderful ATC dance program
- My friend and former colleague, Michelle Leni, being named one of 16 OCSB finalists for the Capital Educator's Award
- Fourth and final yearbook (full colour!) - a product our team is very proud of!
- Expanding my professional learning network online, namely through Twitter
- Joining the Canadian Ed Chat moderating team (#cdnedchat)
- Joining LinkedIn to connect with other great educators
- Commencement ceremony and seeing great kids graduate from high school!
The wheels are already churning... thinking about my plans for next year and how I can make it even better! More use of Google products for education coming! Stay tuned!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Who am I?
Hi! I'm Megan. 21st century learner and teacher. I am passionate about DI, assessment, student success and #edtech. My blog is where I share what is happening in my classes, my professional learning and sometimes things that are on the outer circle of education. Comments always welcome!