My name is Marissa and I am currently completing my Bachelor of Education After-Degree (Middle Years). I have a previous Bachelor of Arts, concentration in both Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies.
A few snippets about me:
- I love to read – most of my book collection consists of memoirs and autobiographies. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah is one of my favourites. The truly saddening and heartbreaking story of a child soldier in Sierra Leone is not a book I would recommend to everyone, however the words of Ishmael Beah have given a voice to children of war who have otherwise been silenced.
- I am an avid traveller – I love to visit places around the world as a way of understanding and experiencing different cultures. I have travelled to Europe, Hawaii (twice), Mexico (multiple times), Dominican Republic, many American states, and to some beautiful spots in CANADA! Banff, Alberta is one of my favourites.
- Along with travelling, I love to hike. Enjoying nature can be a very enjoyable and peaceful experience.
This blog will be a place in which I reflect on my journey as a student as an aspiring middle years educator. I hope to use a classroom blog in the future as a way to reflect on classroom experiences, create a collaborative community amongst students and the school, genuinely integrate technology into learning, and easily connect with parents/guardians in a way that contributes to student achievement.
Some of the blog pages here will be specifically developed for university courses. Other than that, I hope to use this blog as a way to progress as a pre-service teacher interested in technology, reflect on my thoughts and ideas related to teaching, and connect with others as a way to build my personal learning network.
Contact me on Twitter @ED_MissL