I have been thinking about starting a classroom blog for quite some time. I am happy and excited to be able to begin blogging and to share this new and modern world of narrative with my students, and others.
I am a married, mother of two (my son is 2 and my daughter is 1) and I teach Grade 5 in Regina, Saskatchewan. My areas of interest in education are narrative, play, and mindfulness in education. I try to pursue all areas in my teaching, and am particularly involved in Outdoor Education pursuits with my class and am a huge advocate for spending time immersed in a natural landscape both personally and professionally. My passions and hobbies include track and field, cross country skiing, paddling, and playing rec mom’s basketball. Most recently I have been inspired by Patrick Lewis and Karen Wallace; and I have embarked on a journey to embrace art opportunities in my personal and professional life. I have been heavily influenced in sport in my life, which has been amazing. However, I am looking to be a well rounded person, teacher and mother so at this point in my “journey” I am taking the time to enjoy the arts more than ever before.
I hope to integrate technology into my areas of interest as mentioned above. I find that a traditional attitude of technology can segregate technology from play, narrative, and outdoor education. I am looking for opportunities to take the best from all of these worlds and use this knowledge in my classroom.