Welcome to my education blog! My name is Branden Smith, and I am a third-year, secondary education student. I was raised in small-town southeastern Saskatchewan and I am hoping to stay around the region upon my graduation. I have a 17-year-old brother, a 21-year-old sister, and a 13-year-old half-sister. I am the oldest sibling, and I have really enjoyed watching them grow up. In my spare time, I like to play hockey, play video games, and spend time with my family, friends, girlfriend, and my dog Stevie.
The path to get to where I am today has not been a traditional one. Before I ended up at the University of Regina in the secondary education program, I had taken a power engineering course and had spent some time in the oil and gas industry. I quickly realized that was not the way I wanted to earn a living and transitioned to being a full-time student. I needed to pursue something I could be passionate about. That lead me to enroll in university to become an educator.