I’m Amy, born and raised in North Battleford, come from a family of 8, and my educational background is kind of complex… Most of you have heard this a million times, but I started out in Kinesiology for a semester at U of R then went into Arts and Science for two years at the U of S then back to U of R for Education (I am kind of working on a Sociology Major with my straggler classes from my Arts and Science days). Some of my hobbies are hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, reading, running, knitting, singing and playing music, gardening, spending quality time with my family and friends, and hanging out with Madeline (if you don’t know who that is, you will).
My passion is obviously teaching but in more detail, I am passionate about shaping and being involved in the socialization of children and youth. I have a particular interest in social justice, and I think that as a teacher, I will be able to be an advocate for that by means of example and voice. Also, I would love to teach abroad at some point in my life, as in it’s pretty much a must on my bucket list.
3 goals I have for this semester:
- Work on my planning skills – I have come to realize that planning is a crucial part of being a teacher, whether it is mitigating procrastination, planning a lesson, or planning how I will balance getting my assignments done making sure I use my best effort and the rest of my life.
- Be more involved – I want to expose myself to more opportunities that will allow me to make connections, establish relationships, and gain resources!
- Focus on the end goal – When the semester gets tough, I want that end goal (becoming a teacher) to be my motivation to keep on keeping on. Sometimes the stress can get overwhelming, and I need to remind myself why I am doing what I am doing.