Quick update: i have finished my practicum and received my letter of eligibility for teaching certificate today! I am currently working at KidSafe - a day time program catered to inner city, at-risk student population. I had a great time this afternoon at work. A boy shared this chant with us: "There was a moose, he drank a … Continue reading ♫There was a moose ♪♫
Small Success, Great Implications. Ever since the boy shared the "Mr. Sun" Song, Morning Pages exercise has become one of my favourite activities to do with the class. The students have crossed over the invisible boundary of formal writing so ingrained in our education system, and became creative with their free write! Yesterday, a girl shared a … Continue reading Classroom Idols?
This came from today's morning pages (free-write) session. He shared it with the class and hummed the song. Other students laughed and clapped. It was a touching moment. =) "Mr. Sun, Sun, Oh Mr. Sun, he is very kind and generous, but when it comes to math, he gets grumpy and he gets strict. But he still has his golden shine … Continue reading Mr. Sun the Song
Today I had my first opportunity to address the term "gay" with my students. I walked by a girl telling another boy "you've got to stop using that term." He is not your typical troublemaker - he is good at listening and participates fully in class. The timing is perfect - I think to myself. It … Continue reading “That’s so gay”
Logically, everything is going as it should. But I can’t help but feel overwhelmed. I want to do so much more. Usually I am very good at setting small goals and take baby steps to improve. Perhaps the UBC program has done too good a job at instilling in me social justice. It dawns on … Continue reading First week