Being a Student

Both Andrea and I miss being students. As a teacher, we also really need to understand what it’s like to be a student. In this post, I’m going to explore a little bit of both of these things. Being a Student Life use to be straightforward. Things mostly came down to myself: if I paid…

Canadian vs UK Schools

…is the comparison I would like to make. However, knowing that dependent on the province, city, district, specific school that you’re in, things can be¬†quite different. So perhaps a more specific (and unfortunately less catchy (and therefore not being used)) title is: Tom Baines and Sir Winston Churchill vs. The Warren. Or what I remember…

Not a Girl Scouts’ Camp

This post is probably the most difficult to write because it discusses how teaching in the UK for the past three and a half months has been the opposite of a picnic. Although by the time this post is published, I’ll have survived the first term. And I really do mean survived.

Teaching is Learning Spelled Differently

One lunch-period, the vice-principal at our practicum school sat down with us (meaning my practicum cohorts and I, not the royal we) and asked us to come up with a motto that described part of our teaching philosophy. That’s mine, that title right there.¬†Teaching is learning spelled differently. It could totally go on the back…

An Updated Teaching Philosophy

Since my account is apparently ineligible for a Scroll of Resurrection (oh the disappointment!) I have decided to do another productive thing and hopefully enter all you dear readers out there. My teaching philosophy’s changed since I’ve started, and really it’s the result of a bigger picture I hadn’t realized until now.

Fatty Special K

Did that sound right in a sentence? The words “fat” and “Special K” together? It didn’t to me, simply because Special K has been touted for years as the go-to cereal healthy people should eat to stay slim and fabulous. So what exactly is Special K trying to say in this ad?