• EDTC 300,  Learning Project

    Fitness+ +

    This is the most accurate representation of myself after using Fitness+ to help with my yoga learning project. Fitness+ is a game changer! Because my sister and I share each others Apple watch fitness information, she sent me a yoga workout she completed and recommended for me to try out using the fitness+ option within the Fitness app (for those who don’t have an apple watch, sharing our information means you can see how active each individual is being as it shows how many calories you are burning, along with how long you have worked out or stood up throughout the day. It also shows any workouts that you have…

  • EDTC 300

    Cyber Sleuthin’

    This week I had the task of cyber sleuthing my classmate Shana Blenkin. I was looking forward to this opportunity because I love to “creep” people on social media to learn more about them. I often joke I could be an FBI agent because of how good I am with finding information about people. Before I even began my investigation on Shana, she talked to me about the anxiety she was feeling about this activity. She told me how the night we were assigned this task she spent hours going through her social media to get rid of all the “inappropriate things” I might find. She also talked about how…

  • EDTC 300

    Two lives? Or one?

    Recently, the debate of whether we should teach our students as if they have two lives or one has been challenging me. Since technology and the internet have advanced, the digital world and the physical world being two separate things has been the norm. Nathan Jurgenson (2012) labeled the phenomenon of viewing the digital world being “virtual” and the physical world being “real” as “Digital Dualism.” Before thinking deeper about these concepts, it makes sense, right? You have your online presence through social media, and you also have your life outside of what you post on the internet. However, Jurgenson made me realize that both worlds are meshed together, forming an “augmented…

  • EDTC 300,  Learning Project

    Acro… oh no!

    With both the twitter and the crowd signal polls, we have a winner… ACRO YOGA! First off, I’d like to start by giving a thank you shout out to my voters this week! You guys are the best! To be completely honest, I was a little worried this would happen. The biggest challenge I was worried about facing with this type of yoga was having to convince my partner to perform acro yoga with me. Luckily, he said yes! (I may have used a little bit of a guilt trip because it’s for school) But we actually had SO much fun! I found a great resource this week and was…

  • Lesson Plans,  Resources

    Lesson Plans

    This is where I plan to include my lesson plans. I have not yet taken any third year courses, or really learned how to create a lesson plan yet. Here is a sample lesson plan following the “backwards by design” strategy. Here is a sample lesson plan involving grade 5 integrating numerous subject ares including: health, social studies, arts education, English language arts, and treaty education. Here is a sample lesson plan regarding grade 7 health and integrating treaty education.

  • EDTC 300,  Learning Project

    Rejuvenated & Refreshed

    Welcome back to another week of learning how to practice yoga! The past few weeks I have been trying out the different types of yoga. This week, I found an article that outlines the 11 Types of Yoga and decided to try out “Restorative Yoga“. This type of yoga reminded me a lot of the hatha yoga I was practicing a couple weeks ago. After a quick google search, I found another article titled: What is Restorative Yoga? that taught me everything about restorative yoga. The article mentioned that restorative yoga is a completely different experience than most other styles of yoga because you hardly move at all! Restorative yoga…

  • EDTC 300

    The World Wide Web

    Looking back Before EDTC 300, I was the type of person who romanticized “living in the moment” and not being on my phone. I avoided all the new social media platforms and apps being produced. As mentioned in lecture, social media has had more negative impacts on my mental health than positive. I felt like social media was consuming me, I was worried I was going to miss out on posts that I felt addicted to my phone; switching between each social media app and constantly refreshing my screen. Instagram was, and still is the social media app that I struggle with the most. I got so caught up in…

  • Educational Philosophy

    My Educational Philosophy

    I Believe I believe in inclusive education. I believe inclusivity can improve every student’s learning experience and help create connections within the classroom and school community as a whole. I believe I can learn from my future students, and that every student should be given the opportunity to be treated as an expert.  I believe that education should encourage students to explore, discover, and gain new knowledge. Education should always motivate students and empower them to achieve their goals and aspirations. As a teacher, above all else, I believe it is my job to demonstrate love and care for every single one of my future students and provide them with…

  • EDTC 300,  Learning Project

    It’s getting hot in here

    This week I was interested in practicing Bikram yoga, or what most people know it as.. hot yoga! Bikram yoga is a series of 26 yoga postures practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees F. I have heard so much hype about hot yoga but never had the chance to practice it. So why not try it at home?! To incorporate a new resource, I decided to try using Pinterest for this weeks learning. I simply typed in ‘hot yoga’ in the search bar and had tons of resources pop up. I clicked on this article to learn how to practice hot yoga in my own home. I really…