APPIPC 2016 pré-congrès

This afternoon I went to a workshop by Égide Royer called Pour la réussite des garçons à l’école (helping boys to succeed in school). It was part of the APPIPC 2016 conference about French Immersion education. (I was very fortunate to be chosen by my district to have my registration fee and TTOC paif for by a bursary – merci!) HereContinue reading “APPIPC 2016 pré-congrès”

My Classroom for 2016-2017

I found out the week before school started that I would be getting my own grade 4/5 French Immersion class. When setting up my classroom, the first thing I put up on the wall was this acknowledgement of the traditional territory: This past week I started doing Choix littéraires (Daily 5) with my class. WeContinue reading “My Classroom for 2016-2017”

French Immersion Tapestry Conference

For the tri-district Pro-D day on February 19th, I attended the French Immersion Tapestry Conference. Here are some of the ideas from Shauna Nero‘s keynote address and her Rendre l’apprentissage visible workshop that relate to my professional inquiry question about how to motivate French Immersion students to speak French: Teach students about the goals andContinue reading “French Immersion Tapestry Conference”

How can we foster motivation for French Immersion students to speak French?

As a new teacher (as of January) looking to learn as much as possible, I took the advice of my final practicum mentor teacher: I got a mentor. I signed up for my district’s new teacher mentorship program, and was accepted. I was lucky enough to get a fabulous, experienced mentor who teaches the sameContinue reading “How can we foster motivation for French Immersion students to speak French?”

L’anxiété: mon plus grand défi comme professeur d’immersion

J’ai écrit ceci pour le cours que je suis maintenant – Principles in Teaching French Immersion: “À mon avis, mon plus grand défi comme professeur d’immersion sera l’anxiété: la mienne, celle de mes élèves, et celle de leurs parents. J’ai commencé mon premier poste d’enseignement la semaine dernière: une expérience assez stressante. Je m’inquiète parfoisContinue reading “L’anxiété: mon plus grand défi comme professeur d’immersion”

My First Week as a Teacher

In the midst of a cold and some other personal challenges, I accomplished my first week of teaching last week. By the weekend I was totally exhausted, but I was happy. I have learned (or been reminded of) the following about myself and my profession: Sleep is not optional. Keeping a journal is helpful. SettingContinue reading “My First Week as a Teacher”

Planning for Community Building

One of the highlights of my final practicum was the Restitution training that was offered by the school district. Because of this training, one of the first activities that I plan to do with my students is the My Job/Your Job anchor chart. I am happy that my new school and district are also interested inContinue reading “Planning for Community Building”

I’m a Teacher!

I’m a teacher! In fact, here I am in front of my new classroom: The past few months have been an absolute whirlwind! I did my 10-week practicum from the beginning of October to the beginning of December. Immediately after finishing my practicum, I led a Brownie camp for the weekend. On the following MondayContinue reading “I’m a Teacher!”