Welcome to my Blog! I am delighted that you have found your way to my site. It started out as a place to share educational ideas and inspirations, but as my career has grown and shifted, my posts are becoming more personal and reflective about all aspects of life.
I hope you can relate to my perspective.
You will see many posts about e-Portfolios and reflective learning since this has been a focus of my work and studies. I have discovered the value of reflecting on key life experiences and have gained countless insights in my own life from this practice.
In January of 2019, I completed the sixth draft of a book. It has just been published and released last week by Castle Quay Publishing. I agonized over the title, but with guidance from the publisher this title was chosen: Seeking Silver – In Every Life Experience. The book contains 29 stories about dilemmas in my life. At the end of each story, I have included reflective questions for readers to think about, or possibly write their story on that topic. I am hoping these reflection guides will deepen reader’s insights about their key life experiences and lead them to a greater understanding of themselves and the “why” questions they might have about their lives.
If you are interested in this book, please let me know.
After I finished the book, I decided to compile all that I had learned about writing in a format that others could use. I developed an online course called “Writing a Memoir: Step by Step”. Is offered through Continuing Studies at Okanagan College. I’d be delighted to see you in my course and be your coach as you begin your writing pursuits.
Mini Bio: Karen Y. Barnstable was a teacher for many years and had the chance to experience K to Grade 12 and adults. After completing her M.Ed she worked as a Faculty Advisor for Secondary Education students at UBC Okanagan and as an Educational Leader at BC Cancer for 10 years. She is currently teaching online at Okanagan College.
All questions and comments are appreciated : )