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Digital Mentoring

Digital Mentoring

I consider Mentoring a method to connect with other education professionals and future teachers. It is a two-way learning process because, as a mentor, you have to learn about your mentees, aspects such as their area of interests, aspirations, beliefs, level of education, and passions. In this way, the mentor will be able to provide useful devices and to see if they are on the right pathway or not. Mentoring requires study and research to make sure that you offer…

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Writing the Self Analysis

Writing the Self Analysis

Similarities My article about classism describes how I struggled in the working class, and I emerged to the middle-class.   It is October 2017, I am still Education Assistant at EcoleVickers School with Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division… Incredible, fantastic, I will be a teacher, even with Temporary Teaching Permit,…” Every Educational Assistant or Teacher Assistant, depending on the terminology used by each different School Division,  is paid based on the salary grid as the CUPE  Collective Bargaining Agreement 2017-2022 (p….

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Me as treaty person

Me as treaty person

Studying Canada’s treaties is an eye-opener and a self-introspection because you become instantly aware of new realities. It shows that almost everyone in Canada is part of a treaty agreement that makes responsible every person/resident/citizen. More precisely, the treaties must raise at least wo questions: what my role as an individual is, and what is my role as a professional? The treaty aspect comes into my life recently, maybe three years ago, but I did not pay attention to it….

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Changing Standards

Changing Standards

During my teenager period, I have fallen in love with Queen band’s music and I am still a huge fan of them. The first time when I heard about Freddie Mercury’s sexuality choice, I was mad, but after a while I have accepted this aspect and I have stopped judging. I remember that, somewhere in 1990, when I was around 16 years old, I have heard on TV in one commercial “We Will Rock you” song as background and I…

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It is still going, but I am teaching

It is still going, but I am teaching

It is October 2017, I am still Education Assistant at EcoleVickers School with Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division. My passion is teaching and especially Physical Education. During the Spring and, now, over the Fall, I am watching everyday throughout the window, how the school’s Physical Education Teacher is keeping his classes on the Ball Diamond or Soccer Filed. It is not just a window or just a fence that makes  difference, it is an entire long and stressful process. In…

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Enjoying Teaching in Montreal Lake

Enjoying Teaching in Montreal Lake

I am a Physical Education teacher at Senator Allen Bird Memorial School from Montreal Lake. Theoretically, I am a white face in a Cree Nation community where the residents see me as an intruder. In reality, I enjoy teaching physical activities for my students and I have many friends there. Three years ago, I saw a Physical Education teaching job advertise in Montreal Lake and I  applied for it. I made a phone call and I set up a meeting…

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Becoming a Canadian

Becoming a Canadian

I have come to Canada for an experience and I have decided to stay forever. I am on ice hockey and I love to learn since I know myself. These two pathways have brought me to represent Romania as a coach with Ice Hockey Men’s National team beside two Canadiens. One of them has invited me to Canada for professional experience and, for three weeks, he made me to taste a bit from the Canadian way of being. Not after…

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Self Presentation

Self Presentation

My pathway has met a few significant changes from Kindergarten to the present day. Until the middle of Grade 7, I spent my school time under Communism Era. I have passed an education reform with an unclear transition period after the Romanian Revolution in 1989. I meet my Mentor Teacher at the University who guided me throughout the whole of my graduate and undergraduate education. Nowadays, I am discovering Canadian school and university systems. The communism system had two parts,…

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The mini lesson feedbacks

The mini lesson feedbacks

The mini-lesson represents for me a positive teaching experience. Overall the students have learned the topic. I think it is room for improvement in my next mini-lesson or online classes for my students. The online courses are a fantastic platform for the teaching process because the teacher can interact appropriately with the students and, at the same time, they can assess, almost in real-time, what the students have understood and accomplished regarding their tasks. The lesson’s presentation was well structured,…

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The new technological reality

The new technological reality

The technology has become part of our social and professional life as television or other invention at their time. It is important to realize where are the benefits and where the technology is harming the society. As analogy, the automobiles have brought a faster movement from point A to point B, but to much speed also, can hurt innocent people. Today’s society, especially the business or commercial environment push all of us to depend by technology. Either we are using…

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