First and foremost, I am a lifelong learner. I love learning; so much so that I chose a profession that keeps me learning – teaching. I currently teach grade four at Robert Rundle Elementary School in St Albert, Alberta, Canada. After earning my BSc and BEd from the University of Alberta, I was eager to enter my first year of teaching. Importantly, though, I don’t consider myself a teacher. I am a teacher-student (a term coined by Paulo Freire in his Pedagogy of the Oppressed). A teacher-student is a term that recognizes that while I am the adult in the classroom, I am there to learn as well. As are the children there to both learn and teach – as students-teachers.
I am also a dad and a husband. I love spending time with my family and my dogs. My daughters love to sing and shop. My son loves to dance and climb and run play with trains and marbles. And I love to read books and comics, go camping, and ride my bike.
Professionally, I hope this blog provides space for collaborative and critical dialogue about educational pedagogy. Personally, I aspire to write regularly and share interesting and creative ideas.
I hope you get a little from this blog, too.