As I looked back at all of my posts to help me summarize my major project, it has made me realize how far I have come with my knowledge, abilities, and confidence in playing the clarinet. I have not only impressed myself, but my two mentors (my daughter and my niece) are equally amazed at … Continue reading Major Project – Coles Notes
For our summary of learning, Allison and I teamed up to tackle this assignment. I am lucky enough to have taught with Allison as well as take my Inclusive Education Certificate as well as most of our grad classes together over the last 5 years. Therefore, whenever we get the chance to do an assignment … Continue reading Summary of Learning
As someone who has never been an active online citizen, I don't have much experience in online social activism. Even offline, I take the part more as a personally responsible citizen versus a participatory citizen or justice-oriented citizen (Joel Westheimer, 2015). Therefore, I did some more research after our discussion about it a couple of … Continue reading Social Activism
This week has been another great progression of my clarinet confidence and overall skills. I feel comfortable holding the clarinet, fingering the left-hand notes fluently, and increasing my breathing and facial stamina. I practiced more this week than ever before. Here is the progress that I made towards last week's goals: Continue to play more … Continue reading Duet with technology
I can't say enough about having someone available to give me feedback as I practice and progress towards my goals. My niece has done it again for me this week. After sharing my recent recordings with her and expressing how I am still having difficulties maintaining enough breath and facial strength to sustain more than … Continue reading Sound advice!
Stretch it out! After only one session this week due to a busy schedule and being out of town for 4 days, I realized that I need to work on building my face muscles up to sustain a good embouchure. After about 20 minutes of practice, I start to struggle with my breathing, the air … Continue reading My face is falling, my face is falling!
During our grouping's exploration of an Open Education Resource during class last week, my group randomly picked MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). Subconsciously, I think this was because it shares the name of a fine wine. However, after some initial exploration, it didn't leave me with a smooth finish of satisfaction … Continue reading Open School BC
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” Bill Copeland I have started to realize this week that I need an end goal to work towards by the end of this semester with regard to my learning process with the … Continue reading Establishing an End Goal
Well, I've brought in an expert this week, my talented 14-year-old niece. I couldn't be more proud of her for not only setting aside time in her busy schedule to work with me (and my daughter) but having the patience to fine-tune some of the issues I have been experiencing. As Brooke identified in the … Continue reading Experiencing Progress
We have been asked to look into open education and the culture of sharing. I've always been one to share and collaborate with my colleagues as this is what teaching professionals naturally do to help each other out. As a beginning teacher, I gained so many ideas on how to plan, what to plan, how … Continue reading Open Education