We are a husband and wife teaching team who collectively have over 30 years of classroom experience mostly in junior and intermediate grades (4-8). After a number of years in grade 6, I switched to kindergarten, while my husband moved from teaching grade 7/8 to high school math, leadership and physical education. We teach all subjects (language, math, science, social studies, physical education and the arts). Currently, we are on a leave of absence from our Ontario jobs. Last year we lived and taught in Trinidad, this year we are travelling full time and dedicating more time to this store and blog www.pastthepotholes.com
We both believe in student-led, inquiry-based learning. Our lessons provide opportunities for students to collaborate and problem solve while we provide the support and instruction needed to excel.
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Both of us have a Bachelor of Education. Terry has a Masters in Education. Claire has Media Specialist and Integration of Information and Computer Technology in the Classroom Specialist.
Why Past The Potholes? Life is full of bumps in the road, both metaphorical and real. Looking beyond these is they key to enjoying a happy fulfilling life and this is just as true as teachers. We often find ourselves in stressful situations and yet it is important to keep a positive attitude and move forward! If you are interested in teaching and traveling, check out our blog: https://pastthepotholes.com to learn more about us, where we have been and how you could travel more as a teacher!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, Drama, Health, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Canadian History, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Mental Math, Dance, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Classroom Community