Monthly Archives: February 2012

Practicum Week 8

Another week down. I can’t believe how fast time is going by, teaching at the high school level, it’s flying by, which is a completely different experience than being a high school student where some classes feel like they’re going … Continue reading

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The Next Generation

This is  going to be an anecdotal story but I don’t think it’s far off reality, and it really highlights the need for an overhaul of high school technology education in Nova Scotia. Yesterday, everyone in my grade 12 calculus … Continue reading

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Practicum Week 7

This week it’s been off to the races at the high school level. I’m teaching three courses, Grade 12 calculus, Grade 11 academic (not calculus stream), and Grade 11 Design. I observed Calculus on Monday and took over it for … Continue reading

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Practicum Week #6

This was my final week at the junior high level and I’m off to a high-school next week.  Six weeks is a short period and it was made shorter because of the snow days, exams, job fair, and three days … Continue reading

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Wish List #1

This post is going to be slightly in jest. I’m serious, but I haven’t seriously looked into it. – Can we stop teaching elementary children to use the “x” sign as multiplication? How about if we teach them to use … Continue reading

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Practicum Week 5 + One Day

I’ve fallen behind a couple days here so I’m going to include today’s news.  I had my first supervisor’s visit today. It seemed to go very well and he provided me with tons of constructive feedback, however he hasn’t formally … Continue reading

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