Courtney Langton

Courtney is an aspiring high school teacher. Her teachables are History and English, but she's happy to teach anything that doesn't involve numbers or formulas. Her particular interest is in promoting gender equity and anti-oppression both in and outside the classroom. She writes a detailed To-Do list every morning, and enjoys nothing more than a good book and a plate of bacon on a rainy Saturday.

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan's primary interest is moral education. His teachable subjects are English and Music. He encourages critical thinking and hopes to teach his students to recognize, and strive for, what is truly important to them without forgetting to be compassionate, tolerant, and open-minded along the way. He likes making analogies and his favourite is one that compares life to jumping on a trampoline.

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Resource Round-Up!
Monday, September 28, 2009

We're at T-minus 7 days until our practicum starts, and odds are many of our readers are in the same boat. As you're scurrying around making pesky phone calls, packing your stuff for a month, and frantically grabbing books off of the Education Library's shelves, take a few minutes to scroll through the incredibly useful links we've managed to track down in the past few weeks. And of course, comment if you've got great websites to add!

  • Planning on studying primary sources in your history class? The Canadian Letters and Images Project has a huge collection of letters and photos from real Canadians from within a variety of different time periods.
  • Make a good first impression in the staff room by reading up on some networking tips from successful blogger and avid conference attendee Latoya Peterson. Though this article isn't tailored specifically to teachers, it'll help you to break the ice during the first few days and make lasting contacts that will be useful your entire career.
  • Teachers of tweens rejoice: our wonderful English Curriculum professor's daughter, Adrienne Kress, is the author of some seriously empowering, adventurous, butt-kicking books for young readers. Read an excerpt of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, the story of a girl on a quest to find her kidnapped (by pirates, no less) teacher, and don't blame us if you find yourself booking it (heh, puns) to your nearest local bookseller to finish the whole thing!
  • Whether you're looking for props for drama class or a history simulation or just wishing you had supplies and decorations for your classroom, look no further than Once you join the network, just ask for what you need and wait for generous strangers to oblige.

So there you have it folks, go to it! And please feel free to share your fear, excitement, anxiety, anticipation, etc etc about Practicum (or wisdom from having been through it all before) in the comments!

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Courtney posted at 6:20 PM - Comments (1)


One week to go and I am super exicited! I'm interested to meet the class and my associate teacher. I'm also interested to see what sort of lessons and strategies I can try in the classroom. Thanks for posting the resources.

By Blogger Ashley, at September 28, 2009 at 11:02 PM  

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