Hey there Internet pals. It's been a while! I don't really have an explanation, except that: life happens. While I'm still dreaming and scheming of getting back to the ice someday soon, I'm now quite far from a classroom and don't have as much to write about. When it came time to renew cancel my Squarespace … Continue reading It’s been too long…
A “Climate Talks” Update & Apply to Be a GTF!
With my travel schedule as whirlwind as ever, it's been hard to find the time to update this blog! However, I have two exciting things that I just had to share with you this week. You may recall that a few months ago I was a part of an exciting documentary project called Climate Talks. This … Continue reading A “Climate Talks” Update & Apply to Be a GTF!
First Graders Take on Community Accessibility
I feel so privileged and honoured to have been featured in National Geographic Education's Educator Spotlight series for the second time this year. This time around, I was interviewed about my class' partnership with the StopGap Foundation, which you might have already read about. You can read the interview below, or check it out on … Continue reading First Graders Take on Community Accessibility
In a mere three days I am heading off on another grand adventure to touch my toes on my seventh continent. (Australia, for those of you keeping track!) It's been a whirlwind getting prepared for it all, but I wanted to take a minute before I go to share with you the launch of an exciting project … Continue reading Climate Talks
What Is Geographic Education? Part 2
Last year I wrote a post for you about just what exactly "geographic education" can look like. Since that time, I have travelled more than 24,000km to Antarctica and home again, and have shared with you some∙of∙the∙ways I've used the experience to teach my students about the world and about Antarctica. The purpose of the … Continue reading What Is Geographic Education? Part 2
For the past two months, I've been stuck at home with a bad virus, and have only recently begun exploring the outside world again. While being sick is no fun at the best of times, it certainly takes its toll when you are isolated and out of routine for so long. Unfortunately, it means that … Continue reading Hello again!
Part of my responsibilities as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, besides engaging in learning with my students in our own classroom, is to participate in outreach activities in the broader community. This is an ongoing process that I'm sure will continue for much of the rest of the year, but it is fun to share this … Continue reading Reaching Out
Fat or Feathers?
How do polar animals survive and thrive in their harsh environments? There are two main methods that these animals use to stay warm in their icy habitats: blubber and fur (or down). Walruses, whales, and many seals have a thick layer of blubber insulation. This blubber is highly vascularized to insulate them from the intense cold … Continue reading Fat or Feathers?
How Does Antarctica Measure Up?
This week the National Geographic Education blog featured a post about my Antarctic measurement curriculum. You can also read a bit more about this topic in one of my previous posts. I hope you enjoy it!
Around the World to Antarctica
Hi everyone! I have been working on something special for you. I hope you enjoy it! This weekend I visited Toledo, OH to see the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow's exhibit at the National Center for Nature Photography. Twenty of the 2015 GTFs submitted photos from our expeditions to this exhibit, and they look great all up … Continue reading Around the World to Antarctica