B.Sc. Adv. Major in Physics & Math (Dal, 07)
B.Ed. Secondary Education (St.FX, 09)
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction (St. FX, 14)
M.Ed. Leadership & Administration (St. FX, 17)
QRP Thesis (St. FX, Expecting September 2021)
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts" (Winston Churchill)
The purpose of education is to develop proper 'habits of minds'. As learners are formally educated, learners are purposely developing habits that exist within scientific or liberal arts paradigms which includes reasoning, insight, energy, skill, creativity, intellectual honesty, skepticism, responsibility, independence, and openness to new ideas. Therefore, education (in a broad sense) is to initiate, enlighten, reinforce, and clarify clear learning goals that are directly connected to student's habit of mind based on student's individual contexts. My ultimate goal is to develop and prepare learners for the future utilizing these 'habits of minds'. Lets envision what learning is supposed to be!
Every engaged learner has something valuable to contribute to the class. As long as students come to class, try their best, and positively contribute to the learning environment, we will both benefit from such collaboration and contributions.
Classes will be longer than the traditional 75 minutes instructional time. Depending on the type of class (e.g. IB versus non-IB), a general routine will be followed. Morning classes will primarily be subject instruction. With 2.5 hours of time, between 50 to 60 minutes will be instruction (with some 'mind' breaks in between). Followed with 20 to 30 minutes of in-class practice, and followed with some debrief, or further instruction. Typically, no formal assessments will be done in the morning.
In the afternoon, labs and hands-on activities will typically be done. With the 2.5 hours of time, around an hour of time will be allotted for data collection, with another 30-40 minutes spent for summarizing and finalizing lab documents. Secondly, classroom instruction will likely occur in the afternoon, but at a lesser extent than morning classes. Formal assessments typically take place in the afternoon.
This is not an ideal situation, but I am very mindful of trying to make the best out of a very difficult situation. If you have suggestions, please feel free to share.
At the present moment, I ask you to refer to any government or official HRCE documentations as official messaging comes from them.
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