New Semester, New Beginning, New Life!
January is a good month to start a new semester. People feel optimistic about goal setting, and their lives! Plus, going outside seems like a cold, bad, idea.
I am optimistic for this semester and class! This January also feels new for me because I am in my 5th month of pregnancy. People tell me this is the good part, when I no longer feel pukey, but not too huge yet. I agree... for the most part.
For those of you who I haven't taken a class with before, my name is Anne, and I'm in my 9th year of teaching with Regina Public Schools. I teach a five day rotation of grade 8's, and Graphic Art to grade 11 & 12's.
As for life outside of work, I love to read and watch TV. I have an adorable family, pictured below:
We did a Star Wars themed Halloween this year…
So speaking of a new semester and goal setting… My goals for this class are to try to get as much as I can out of it, use my time wisely, make something I will use in my future, and help out any classmates on the way!
I really enjoy creating new lessons. I realized that this morning while I was getting ready for work. Lesson creation is one of my favourite parts of teaching. Third only to summers off, and the pay, obviously.
Amy Ranford and I are still in talks as to if we should partner up for this project, or go it solo, but either way, I am looking forward to creating and really making something useful.
I have been thinking about what online content I want to create. Something for my classes would be useful, so some kind of Photoshop tutorials, but I also have some other hobbies I wouldn't mind exploring.
Maybe some kind of vegetarian how to's? I often get asked "what do you eat during a day, or week?" I have wanted to make some kind of cook book or list of meals, for a while.
Amy and I have also talked about creating some kind of employability how-to's... We think that would be really useful for our school.
Lastly, I was thinking something to do with TV/Radio. I will be teaching a TV/Radio course next semester, so some kind of modules to do with that. I love watching TV so that would be both up my alley, and useful!
The good news is that I have a few more days to mull it over...
Excited to get started!
There's me and the bump: