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!”

Fraction-Packed Update!

Practicum I am already 1/3 of the way through my 6-week K/1 practicum! I feel a lot more à l’aise speaking in French now than I did two weeks ago, and I am so happy about that. So far I have been leading the morning calendar routine and teaching a unit on shapes and solids. TheseContinue reading “Fraction-Packed Update!”

#100DaysofMixedMedia: Day 1

This is my first piece for #The100DayProject. I will be sharing my project through the tags #BallenMixedMedia, and sharing the #100DaysofMixMedia with a few other artists. I love mixed media art, but I have not spent much time creating it. This project is a way of challenging myself to stretch my artistic range. I willContinue reading “#100DaysofMixedMedia: Day 1”

EDCI 336 Summary

This is me now. This term, I have been working towards connected, open learning, and these are some of the things that have done along the way: Blogging I started off on this Blogger page, but Ended up starting this WordPress blog (after attending a workshop about The Open Web) Tweeting Participating in Twitter chatsContinue reading “EDCI 336 Summary”

Education Memes

I have found that our Education Technology course is less about the particular tech tools, and more about the spirit with which to use them, and fostering the curiosity and desire to learn more. The education meme of lifelong learning strikes again! Meme What You Say I decided to create some memes to commemorate thisContinue reading “Education Memes”