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Motivation

Losing my Passion

By Nicole Wood, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU I have wanted to become a teacher since I was ten years old; when we learned about different careers in grade 5. I did not get… Continue Reading →

So Long, Little Wing

By Stephanie Winters, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU I live in a remote, rural, coastal community with a population of 250-300 people. Last week, our community was shattered by the hanging suicide of one… Continue Reading →

Incomplete

By Rhonda Dame, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU As a student teacher my mind is an information storm of assessments and inquiry. Formative, summative, metacognitive, as/for/of, differentiated learning, 21st century learner, adaptations, these are… Continue Reading →

Decrypting Disengagement

By Caitlin Elias, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU “Why can’t we do something fun?” was a heartfelt plea I often expressed as a child in elementary school. While those of you reading this are… Continue Reading →

Teaching coaches to meet the needs of the student athlete

Written from a competitive athlete/teacher perspective (Student Teacher, Year 5 B.Ed. Program) Have you ever been that student that enjoys sports, but doesn’t think he’s good enough? Have you ever tried out for a team and didn’t make the cut?… Continue Reading →

Finding the “Why”

By Erika Rauguth-Treleaven, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU In an educational age that seeks to promote critical thinking, our students are being guided towards a closer examination of their own lives and experiences. This… Continue Reading →

The flower only blooms when the roots are taken care of

By Rhonda Dame, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) As students in the education program we have been learning the importance of planning, assessment,… Continue Reading →

Learning Through Experience

By Duncan Whiskin, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) Being a fan of learning by experience and learning that has a positive influence in… Continue Reading →

Learn Like a Butterfly

By Robyn Walker, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU (written as part of a Principles of Teaching and Learning Course) Each individual is unique like a butterfly. We all have different patterns and colours: different… Continue Reading →

Motivating Students: Resources for Faculty to Engage Learners

One of the most frequent questions I get in my role working with faculty is on the topic of motivation. How to motivate the ‘unmotivated’ student? How to engage students when all existing strategies have failed to engage? How to… Continue Reading →

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