Knitting: Health Benefits

While I have been learning to knit, I've noticed a sense of calm once I am able to fall into a rhythm with my stitches. I was curious about the possible health benefits of knitting, and I found even more than expected! Evidence-based research has found knitting to have various physical and mental health benefits, …

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Blogging, Twitter, Trello, Oh My!

Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash. This semester, I have had many opportunities to re-evaluate my thinking regarding various platforms. I chose to write this post near the end of the semester rather than at the beginning so that I could give myself time to better understand each of these websites and the tools that …

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26 March 2019: Distributed Learning

Photo by Ben Mullins on Unsplash. My Experiences I have had a few experiences with distributed learning (DL). When I was in grade 10, I finished the entire Planning 10 course through my school district's DL program in about 3 weeks. After finishing that course, I started Chemistry 11 with another district's DL program, but …

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04 March & 07 March 2019 Reflection: Cross-Curricular Lesson and Practicum Placements

Photo by Mark Doda on Unsplash. This week in EDCI 306A, we worked on collaborative integrated lesson and unit plans centered around the piece "Rain Chant", from page 204 of Campbell, Kassner, and Kassner's "Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers". My group chose to create a cross-curricular unit plan focused at the grade 2 level using the Rain theme. …

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Knitting: Success with a Bit of Technology Mixed In!

This new yarn has been working really well for me, and it has allowed me to make a fair bit of progress with my beginner knitting process! I have included a couple photos below of my progress: I have also used some of the video editing techniques that we have learned in our EDCI 336 …

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