Updated: July 17, 2013 Since starting my work as a Faculty Advisor for secondary pre-service teachers, I have learned something that surprises me. Elementary teachers are often required to develop a teaching portfolio, yet secondary teachers are not required to … Continue reading
I am asking myself some big questions these days. It could be my age, or my phase of life, but all of these questions begin with “Why?” Why am I on this planet? Why did I chose to the field … Continue reading
I was recently asked to share some tips for instructors who were new to online tutoring. The research and documents published on this topic are impressive and maybe even overwhelming, so here is my very simple summary that I hope … Continue reading
I have recently observed some impressive strategies that have cleverly engaged every student in the classroom. They have provided a comfortable format for students to participate in discussion with each other and become totally involved in the topic of the … Continue reading
Working with UBCO candidate teachers and Instructors at Okanagan College has given me the privilege of viewing some very inspiring lesson plans. I have seen many formats and templates, and I have realized that no ‘one size fits all’ format … Continue reading
My student teachers in the Secondary Teaching Education Program at UBC Okanagan have just completed their first full week in the classrooms. Their reflections on what they learned last week have already highlighted some key aspects of good teaching practice. … Continue reading
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The time is approaching for my student teachers to be evaluated. They will be asked to complete a self- evaluation using the same criteria that will be used for their midterm reports. Deciding how they rate themselves in each of … Continue reading