Everyday Life with Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC

On April 21, I attended my first ever EdCamp. Not really knowing what to expect, but hearing the rants and raves about how great edcamps are, I figured it had to be a win-win situation. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed in the least! The day began with coffee and networking in the morning. It’s …

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A few months ago, I was introduce to the app called Zite, which is deemed as an intellectual magazine. I didn’t do much with it until the last couple of weeks, and intellectual may in fact be an understatement to describe the capabilities of this program. When you initially sign up, you choose five areas …

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It has been my own personal goal this year to learn and understand more about the idea of “Genius Hour,” and how and what it would look like in the classroom. It is a constant buzz word that always includes the ideas of passion, engagement, and self-directed learning for students. Genius hour is a relatively …

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Every student comes to us with a different story, a different life, and different experiences. No two are alike. It’s our job to learn their stories, which can be a challenging task on its own, but also allow that to influence our teaching. The best teachers are the ones who build strong relationships with their …

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I have always been an avid reader and would still consider myself one today, although recently I’ve felt like the amount and quality of books that I have read has been limited. I’ve been focusing on academic literature, and as much as you can learn many new things, at times some chapters can be difficult …

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