Now that I have had some time to relax and reflect on the past semester, I figured I might as well share with you all some of the challenges and triumphs I had during the first year of my teaching degree and what I learned during my time in grade 5, as a teacher.
Our children are even more connected to the world than we were growing up. Social media enables them to feel like they really know someone that they have never met, or to watch something innovative that other kids are doing across the world. Our children’s digital education starts at a young age as they learn to explore the world with a keyboard and a mouse. While you would think it’s a great thing that kids have instant access to all this great information online, it’s in fact quite scary when you consider what kind of information is really out there for them to interpret.
What does it mean to teach global education and foster world citizenship in the classroom? Global education and fostering world citizenship means educating students through authentic and diverse activities and discussions about global issues and responsibilities. Teaching students about the world by exploring history, geography, and cultural anthropology is one thing. Helping students to understand […]
“Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.“ Ola Joseph What is Diversity Education? Celebrating difference, honouring uniqueness, and teaching acceptance. Diversity education is about creating an environment where all bodies are respected and all perspectives are valued. Why should we teach diversity? While it’s easy to point our […]
I hope you haven’t forgotten about me!
Our wedding – August 13, 2016
As busy parents we need all the energy we can get, and sometimes that isn’t even enough to keep up with the kids. That’s why it’s so important to fuel ourselves, not only with the right foods but at the right times, so that we don’t burn out. We do our best parenting when our […]
Top 30 by 30 – Life as Mrs Mum
If you read my post “10 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Mum” then you already know that nothing ever goes according to plan. No matter how hard you try. Just when I thought I was getting into the swing of motherhood I was hit with not one but three bombshells. First, I finished maternity […]
You would think that the difference between wants and needs would be ridiculously obvious. But in reality, most people these days live their lives without really differentiating between the two. We seem to feel like we need things that we really could easily live without: the internet, caffeine, our iPhones, a vacation. We live in […]
Dear husband, It’s our wedding night and I can’t drink. We just announced to our family that we would soon become a family of three. You didn’t really drink either, just one or two early on. You took care of my friends who had drank too much, made sure everyone got home safely, and took […]
My husband (new fiancé at the time) and I traded in the big city nearly five years ago and moved to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for a change of scenery and for me to continue my studies towards becoming a teacher. Our life in Vancouver had gotten stale, we were losing our motivation, […]
As I sit here on my living room floor writing this blog post my husband is napping upstairs, my toddler and dog are napping on the couch, my cat is napping on the chair, and this has left me, Mum, nowhere to nap. So instead I am sitting here on the floor with a glass […]
By Mrs. Mel Telford My son Kendrick was born on February 23, 2017 at 6:37am. He was 7 lbs, 2 oz, and 19.75 inches long. He started breastfeeding right away without any troubles. He is a good sleeper, he is strong, he hits every milestone early, and he has been an amazing little boy. There […]
This is what I have learned during my first year as a Mum: Nothing ever goes according to plan. No matter how much time you take making a schedule, preparing the night before, delegating tasks, and making sure you have everything you will need for whatever it is you are trying to do, the chances are […]
Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2019 is already here. The past year has been quite the adventure for our little family full of aspirations and achievements. There is one achievement that I am particularly proud of accomplishing this past semester.
This month Kendrick will be one and a half. He is loving small-town life and being so close (only a 5-minute walk) to his Grandpa’s house. He enjoys our new home and has been spending lots of time at the lake and watching the trains (he can even say “train” now…well sort of). He is […]