Midterm Reflection of Musical Growth

Photo by Samuel Ramos on Unsplash Through these past 6 weeks, I have gone from never playing a string instrument to successfully learning how to play the Am, G, C, and F chords on the ukulele. My musical experience at the beginning of this course was very limited, and the last instrument that I had …

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Knitting: A Multi-Coloured Solution!

I did not expect to come across a solution to my yarn woes while I was seeking out mason jars in a local Dollar Store, but solutions seem to sometimes appear in unexpected places! I found a rainbow-coloured acrylic yarn that was a lighter weight that the previous yarn that I had been trying to …

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Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness

I came across a book this past week that looks like it will have some great strategies and activities for integrating social-emotional learning and mindfulness into my future classroom and teaching practice. It's called Everyday SEL In Elementary School: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom, by Carla Tantillo Philibert. It looks like a …

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Knitting: A Few Frustrations with Some Much Too Chunky Yarn

These past couple weeks have been crazy busy, but I have tried to make time to continue this knitting journey. Below is a video from YouTuber HappyBerry Knitting that I found to be very helpful while I was learning the knit stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esEtUaa-Pwg Initially, my progress with this stitch came along very well! I did …

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05 February 2019: PSII Visit

This week, we had the opportunity to visit the Pacific School for Innovation and Inquiry (PSII), which is located in downtown Victoria. PSII was founded in 2013 by Jeff Hopkins, a former Superintendent for School District no. 64 (Gulf Islands). I had listened to Jeff speak about PSII and their alternative approach to education during …

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