My name is Barb English and I am a second year teacher with the Calgary Board of Education. I have embarked on a journey of self-discovery and am excited about sharing my learning with people I meet along the way.
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Category Archives: Class Projects
I thought that I would play around with Glogster, an interactive, online poster application, to document our workshop on the “History, Philosophy, and Guiding Principles of Adult Education”. It is a fun tool for students to use and provides visual … Continue reading
. Last semester in EDUC 403 – Pragmatics of Learning and Teacher we had to create a visual representation that reflected our current values and understandings of one who is becoming a professional teacher. I was able to transfer my … Continue reading
In EDUC 409 – Specialization for Inclusive Education, I was required to do an inquiry project on a disability or disorder that we may encounter in our classroom. I chose to learn more about Down syndrome because I had worked with … Continue reading
Our first assignment for EDUC 406 – Individual Learning: Theories and Applications involved creating a concept map for the core concepts introduced in the book Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge, by Gerald Edelman. I had never done any … Continue reading
The readings for Theme 3 invite us to explore some tightly held beliefs and assumptions about teaching and learning, our role as teachers, and all that we aspire to be. Brookfield categorizes these assumptions and elaborates on the value of … Continue reading
In EDUC 407 – Diversity in Learning, we have been discussing how to make our classrooms a safe and caring place for LGBT youth. I was interested in exploring how we should address the topic of heterosexism and homophobia in … Continue reading
For those of you looking for an alternative program to Comic Life I would suggest that you check out Bitstrips, a fun way for your students to create comics in the classroom. We used Bitstrips to create characters for our … Continue reading
REFLECTIVE QUESTION: Theme 2 locates all of us as “adult learners” within the landscape of adult education and adult learning (the broader landscape that we explored throughout THEME 1). With this in mind, and as you reflect on yourself as ‘adult … Continue reading
In EDUC 408 – Professional Development and lifelong learning, our professor Dr. Colleen Kawalilak wrote: Now that you have attended your first ‘Seminar’ and ‘Plenary’ class, reflect on an insight you have gained related to “adult education and adult learning.”Simply … Continue reading