My name is Shelley Wright. I am a high school educator in Moose Jaw, SK. I love learning more than anything else; this blog is part of that journey.
Monthly Archives: November 2010
This week I decided to take a shot at reverse instruction. I know for some, this is a controversial idea; after all, if I’m not lecturing my students, what am I doing? Personally, I think it’s beautiful. Reverse instruction is the … Continue reading
Yesterday, something happened that confirmed for me the shift in thinking that I have gone through. It was lunchtime, and I was outside supervising the K-3 playground. It was -18, but no one complained. They were all busy. It had … Continue reading
Sunday evening I made an important, and now irrevocable, decision. Even though I understand the importance of student-centred learning, I haven’t switched to this approach in my Bio 30 class. I keep thinking, “I’ll do it next year.” Finally, I stopped and asked, “Why … Continue reading
I had no idea becoming a different type of teacher was so exhausting. The process of analyzing, reflecting, and changing almost everything can be absolutely depleting. Some evenings I have crawled into bed at 7:30. But it is also exhilarating and humbling, … Continue reading
Today, I have been mulling over the words of classmate Danielle Stinson, which really was the catalyst to bring this post together. It’s been in pieces for days, but no longer. And it looks very different from when I first started; … Continue reading
There are days when I am fortunate enough to have conversations that are deeply significant to who I am as a teacher. Lately, they seem to happen more often. Three conversations today deeply impacted me. Furthermore, we had a staff meeting in … Continue reading