Month: June 2020

Day 1 – Trauma, Mental Health, & our Students

This week a friend of mine challenged me to do 25 pushups for 25 days as a way of raising awareness for mental wellness issues that can lead to suicide and it goes by the tag #matesofmatesformates. Yesterday was Day 1 and I questionned – what can we do beyond the challenge? How does doing 25 Day 1 – Trauma, Mental Health, & our Students

Checking ourselves. When good teachers are racist.

Checking ourselves. Environment. Culture. Self. Racism in the classroom. twitter handle @tracyrosen

Close to 15 years ago, I became friends with a teacher in South Burlington, Vermont. She was a master at differentiation and I met her first through a webinar and then in person. She graciously allowed me to bring a group of teachers from Montreal to spend the day in her classroom. It was a Checking ourselves. When good teachers are racist.

When we talk, when we listen. We get better together. (epilogue)

A story in 3 parts – epilogue I already posted an articleĀ earlier today called English Sector Exclusion: A story in 3 parts and I don’t usually post twice in one day but today, I need to. The survey that excluded anglophone school boards (and therefore the voices of teachers who work within these boards)? It When we talk, when we listen. We get better together. (epilogue)

English Sector Exclusion: A story in 3 parts.

PartĀ 3 Yesterday afternoon I was forwardedĀ this questionnaire by a colleague in another province. I was attracted by the headline because I thought it was important to gather this kind of data. But when I went to fill out the questionnaire, I realized that, though I teach in the public system in Quebec, my experience didn’t English Sector Exclusion: A story in 3 parts.

How you Zooming?

When we were told to keep in contact with our students, it didn’t have to all be via Zoom. I was reading through the comments on a Facebook post just now about fighting with children to do their homework and to get on their Zoom meetings. When I saw this comment (IĀ hid the commenter’s picture How you Zooming?