ECI 834 – Post 3 – PC30 with Johns Course Profile

Overview    I have chosen to teach Pre-Calculus 30 as a blended learning model, leaning more towards a hyflex model, as opposed to 50% f2f and 50% online that is being prescribed in our division.  The course will be taught both in-person and live stream, but with asynchronous options to view lessons taught or comparable online video lessons being used.  I will be using Google Classroom as my LMS (with a Google site as the real homebase for the course), in conjunction with D […]

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ECI 834 – Post 2 – Caught in the Interweb of Teaching

     This is my 13th year teaching in Saskatchewan after teaching 2 years in British Columbia post graduation in 2005 from the Univ. of Regina.  I have had a website for most my classes since I started with my own classroom.  Originally, it was hosted by the division, but I quickly learned that none of the material could transfer from school to school, so being transferred meant starting all over again.  Furthermore, the division asked each teacher to post their sy […]

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ECI 834 – Post 1 – Introduction and Thr3e Goals

     Hello my name is Dylan Johns and I live just outside Lumsden, with my wife, son, daughter, 2 dogs and 3 cats in a straw bale house that I built on an acreage on my family’s farmland (as you can see in the photo).  When not enjoying building or outdoor pursuits, I am quite interested in technology, especially to do with teaching.  I have played with many online platforms and flipped classroom methods over the years and am excited to learn more.    &n […]

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making messes joyfully

A student’s request of “Can I paint?” this morning sparked this beautiful play experience, as we brought out finger paint for the first time. Several students were interested in trying out this new medium, and tried out various different techniques (fingerprints, handprints, swiping to make lines and doodles) on their paper. However, after a few […]

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planting myself

I have recently been trying to ‘plant myself’ during free play time in my classroom; rather than flitting to various areas of the classroom as children play, I sit down at one spot and try to stay there for the duration of free play time. I have noticed a few things when I employ this […]

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Welcome

Hi, everyone! I’m a master student working on Education Leadership at University of Regina. I used to be a social science teacher in China for seven years. Currently, I am a young mother of two little kids and live in … Continue reading

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planting myself

Hard to believe another school year is already underway! We are in full swing and I’m looking forward to another year of learning alongside the little souls that I’m blessed to have in my classroom everyday. This will be a quick post; I just wanted to celebrate the fact that I found photo evidence of […]

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