Those who know me they know that I focus on positivity and connect to persevere personally and professionally.
My gratitude professionally goes to too many colleagues who boost my motivation for learning. There are too many to mention over the 25 years of teaching, from across Canada to International Baccaulearate schools. So many mentors who have contributed and encouraged my learning.
I owe so much from the past 10 years to the present for grateful educators and colleagues. Too many to mention individually I will mention organizations with whom I work and network who have strengthened my emotions, boosted my learning with creative and innovative achievements.
I am grateful for working with an amazing team from Ottawa Catholic School Board at all levels who have given me and continue to fulfill many opportunities to connect and trust my experiences to share and lead locally, in Ontario, nationally and internationally.
I am grateful for my online community and my family from VoicEd Radio for the rich conversations about pedagogical practices that educators encounter throughout their career. For so many encouragements including my professional Podcast.
I am grateful for the Kids Guide To Canada family teamwith whom I continue to learn and share many connections for students from K to 8 across Canada.
I am grateful for Rotman I Think team for the professional support by impacting students thinking to solve many wicked problems. Thanks, Nogah, Josie, Jennifer, and Erin.
I am grateful for the Canadian Geographic Education for the educational opportunities over the years locally and nationally. Your partnership of exploring and learning with the students and educators from across Canada.
I am grateful for the National Geographic Education for the professional community of learning the Geo Inquiry Process, Nat Geo Framework and proud to be a National Geographic Certified Educator. A rich pedagogical process that focuses on students ownership of learning, caring about their communities and action taking.
I am grateful for being a community member with Digital Promise Network. I have learned so much from many professional connections opportunities from design thinking, computational thinking, social-emotional learning to connecting to amazing educators from around the world. The opportunities with the Canadian team Fair Chance Learning with whom educators connect and enrich their experiences through coding to learn and creativity for making a difference.
The most important team whom I am grateful for are my learners who make me a better educator every day. With many successes and failures together over the years that I have already shared through blogging. I continue to reflect with my learners in order to discover our next journey. I aspire to update about our pedagogical journey this year and how we continue to evolve. I owe my gratitude to my learners by sharing their reflections.
I will try to live up to #oneword2019 and continue sharing my gratitude throughout the year.