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 High School French Immersion Teacher; I have been teaching Social Studies and Math in high school for the past year, whereas next year I will be moving into the French 30/IB French 30/Social Studies 30 French Immersion role at Campbell Collegiate. I previously taught middle years for four years at Wilfrid Walker Elementary School.
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, and the purpose is to reflect upon my work, my readings, and my thoughts about teaching. I also want to share resources with other teachers as I share my own experiences in the classroom.
Repeatedly, I will admit, social media and technology are not my forte (even after several #edtech courses!). 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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