Teaching: The last few weeks have been insanely busy. Just as I was finishing my Additional Qualification online course – I had even requested two extra days after the course finished – I was offered my first Long Term Occasional in Elmira, Ontario. The timing couldn’t have been better, as I was able to apply #edtech strategies I’d learned in my AQ (i.e. collaboration on tech, peer teaching, using a Learning Management System such as Google Classroom, gamification with Quizlet Live). On top of that, Human Resources confirmed that I am officially on the Long Term Occasional roster, so now I can apply for second semester positions (versus daily subbing). I taught two Grade 9 classes – one was Academic and the other Applied – as well as a Grade 11 Biology. While I was familiar with current electricity for the niners, I had a lot of studying each night with microbiology and plant sciences. It’s been 13 years since I did my Bachelor of Science!
Sleep: What is that? I’ve been getting mostly 5-6 hours a night. Was soooo happy to sleep in this morning!
Yoga: Taught one class at the beginning of December before my life got really busy.
Volleyball coaching: Since being at Elmira, I wasn’t able to contribute as much time. I’d only been to 1-2 practices a week. I might be helping to run a tournament in January, so I need to be more familiar before the that happens on January 11th. Reviewed referee signals tonight.