I am a new teacher who is preparing to be on maternity leave for my third-year of employment with Turtle River School Division. In my first year in the classroom I taught Grade 7 Science, Grade 8 Art, Grade 8 Math, Grade 8 Science, Grade 9 Math, Grade 9 Science, and Grade 10 Essential Math. In the 2014-2015 school year I added Grade 8 Social Studies to this list. Upon my return, in the fall of 2016, I will also be teaching Grade 10 Science, Grade 10 Geography, and Grade 11 Canadian History
As a teacher I want to do everything in my power to not only have my students learn the curriculum, but to also learn to value the learning process. Education opens up an infinite amount of opportunities and all students are capable of taking their learning to amazing heights. It is my hope that, through my position as a teacher, my students are able to enjoy the learning process and recognize the incredible things that they are all capable of achieving. - Knowing and fully understanding the students of my classroom is of the utmost importance - Content should be presented in a manner that is relevant and meaningful to the students - Students should be provided with the opportunity to learn history through varying perspectives (those who conquered, those who were conquered and those who looked in from the outside) - Every student comes into the classroom with varying levels of prior knowledge, different personal experiences, different types of intelligence, varying learning styles, etc and should be provided with opportunities to learn in a manner that best suits them - Incorporation of technology should be appropriate to the specific task and should be applied in a manner that allows for practical application after the students leave the classroom
2011 - Awarded the James Grey Gold Medal in Prairie History at Brandon University's Spring Convocation 2013 - Named Outstanding Female Student at Brandon University 2013 - Awarded the Silver Medal for Academic Achievement at Brandon University's Spring Convocation
In the spring of 2013 I graduated with my two-year Bachelor of Education (After Degree) with a focus on senior years education at a small university in Manitoba, Canada. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the spring of 2011 with a major in History and a double minor in both Geography and Geology. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Education Degree with a focus on Curriculum & Planning. It is my hopes to work towards the purposeful implementation of technology to expand curricular objectives.
I am very much a country girl and, I must admit, that even living in Brandon for university was too much for me! I am now currently living with my husband on his family's three-generation farm and I couldn't be happier to be back in the country. When I am not at school, my husband and I are busy working around the family farm or keeping up with our favourite football team: the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. I blog about my experiences as an educator at: http://fishbowlteaching.blogspot.ca/