Welcome to my blog! My students, and all those in the professional field of education within Regina Public Schools, know me as Madame Therrien. I am a Middle Years French Immersion Teacher, and have been doing so for four years, ever since I graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor’s Degree in French Education.
I am an avid learner and traveler, always seeking to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of both new concepts and cultures. This is one of the main reasons I have decided to pursue my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Regina: to grow and develop and as an educator in the 21st century.
This is my first personal and professional blog. I do have another website, which you can find here, but that is principally for my students, their projects, and their due dates. I have found that it helps with communication between home and school, and engages students in their learning and educational responsibility. However, there is no blog attached to this website, nor have I found it particularly appealing or effective for me to share my thoughts and reflections on my own teaching. Therein lies the purpose of this blog: to reflect upon my work, my readings, and my thoughts about teaching. It triples in purpose to share resources with other teachers, as well as to follow along in my personal adventures of a goal I have had for some time: learning Italian.
Repeatedly, I will admit, social media and technology are not my forte. I struggle to keep up with all the constant improvements, changes, and growths in the field, and when I try to manage these obstacles, I immediately become overwhelmed with options and information. My hope is not to understand all the available options out there, but simply to begin with a few as a starting point. This blog will be the first official starting point, from which I hope rich conversations, resources, and information will grow.
Join me on my journey of continual learning and development as an educator in the 21st century!
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