Family is a big part of my life and a big part of how I became who I am. This is a link to the site that I make and store my family tree on. I love to learn more about my family and how it came to be and love adding to my family tree every chance I get. I don't always get a lot of new info but I love getting to listen to all of the old stories from my family and see how we all ended up to where we are today.
Girl Guides is a big part of my life I have been involved in it since I was 5 and I am currently in my 18th year of guiding. I have been a leader for 5 years now in 3 different units. Volunteering in girl guides has great benefits as you feel amazing when you see all the excited faces of the girls when they are discovering and learning something new. There is a lot of prep and background work to be able to provide all the wonderful experiences for the girls and to help allow for more girls to get the opportunity to be involved I am apart of the Area Council. Its a lot of work and time but the reward at the end makes it all worth it.
Pinterest is my favorite curation tool because I love how easy it is to use. It allows me to collect all kinds of different games or project ideas for the classroom. As well I like to use Pinterest personally to its a great space to collect craft ideas or recipe's. Its perfect for sorting all of the random ideas I see in to categories and is super easy to look back through and find something when I am ready to use it.
Brandon University is a big part of who I am I've been here for 5 years now which is basically a quarter of my life. A lot of my family has attended Brandon University especially through the education and pent programs. Its cool to think I am starting out my career path right where so many of family has. It was a lot of work to get through my first degree but being in the education faculty I feel like I am where I am meant to be.
YouTube has millions and millions of videos to share and I find my self on YouTube more then I watch TV today. I enjoy to watch beauty, life and food vlogers as well the random inspirational or top content. I love that you can find absolutely every thing on there. YouTube will be a great teaching resource as there are so many teacher directed pages and short movies that are made to teach lessons and inspire children.
Amazon is an amazing website full of everything you could imagine. I love online shopping and its a big part of me as I like to be able to find exactly what I'm looking for and you can do that so easily on amazon. There shipping is so fast I can order something Friday and have in on Wednesday. Its fantastic, amazon has tons of book that are really cheap as well and I see it continuing to be a big part of me when I am looking for resources online when I have m own classroom.
Teachers Pay Teachers is a community of millions of educators who come together to share their work with one another. I really enjoy using TPT to look for new ideas for themes or just in more general topics. They have wonderful free resources like borders and flash cards basic things that you don't have to waste your time recreating. They have lots of wonderful resources I could probably spend a lifetime just browsing all of the great ideas.
I follow The Superhero Teacher's Resources on Facebook, Instagram and on Teachers Pay Teachers. Her goal is to share and receive suggestions for the best practices in education. I really like her resources especially her bell ringers I think they are a great way to have a writing prompt that gets the students thinking about different issues. She has tons of other great resources as well for all different grade levels.
Since joining the faculty of Education this website has been wonderful. I like to be able to have all of the resources I am going to use on hand I don't mind the online and its good if you need while your out somewhere but the hard copy is always nice. A lot of times the curriculum documents aren't always made available by teachers at the book store and I like to have the hard copy to look through so I usually end up ordering them right from the textbook bureau. Its super easy and they don't take long to come.
The Manitoba Curriculum online resources is a life saver. It has everything you could need right in one place. There is so much to look at and think about when your in ED and I know that if I ever need to find something that I don't have on hand or cannot find this will be the place to look as everything is right there online. I know that these resources will guide me as I navigate through my career as a teacher.