REFLECTIONS OF A RESOURCE TEACHER
Quotes to Inspire & Consider
One of the Best Opportunities in Teaching
In the Peel District School Board there are many opportunities to continue to learn and grow as a professional and the decision was made to continue along this journey of professional growth in becoming an Elementary Instructional Resource Teacher. This opportunity provided an even larger view of the system and the many components that work in harmony to provide outstanding services for students and families. Becoming an "RT" saw my portfolio grow to seven schools (previously four) and extend to all areas of the curriculum. This new role also provided many opportunities to work as a collaborative team of educators (superintendents, ministry officers, coordinators, special education resource staff, administrators and technology specialists) reaching more teachers and ultimately more students in the system.
It is hard to account for all of the learning that I have consumed and embraced over the last eight years, and once again at the end of three years another important decision was required. There are many components to consider when faced with career decisions - too many to go into here. I have chosen to return to the classroom and try out many new ideas with grade three students (a grade that I have not yet had the opportunity to teach in my 21 years of teaching).
There are many people who influence your decisions and many people to thank for the wonderful journey that is now at it's end. That is why I have chosen to create a few inspirational slideshows that hopefully will inspire my colleagues.
Off to a closer location to face new challenges, meet new people, encourage questions, curiosity, and share my passion for learning! There really is no better profession in the world!
PROFESSIONAL READING FOR SUMMER 2013
Fostering Meaningful Talk About Text
Daniel Wilson, Mara Krechevsky, Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivard
Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches In All Classrooms
Dr. Cathy Marks Krpan
Developing Student Thinking & Problem Solving Through Communication
Advice & Inspirational Quotes
PREPARING FOR THE GRADE THREE READ ALOUD
A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
The Storm Makers
What if you had the power to control the weather? by Jennifer E. Smith
A beguilingly funny, original, thought-provoking tale by David Williams
Can you solve the mystery? by Blue Balliett
Carl Hiaasen is able to portray the world as flawed, weird, yet sometimes wonderful!
Will Taylor's plans to save the cat colony work? by Eric Walters