Hello! From Uxbridge Ontario
Hi, my name is Kristin Ellis. I am a junior teacher (straight grade 5 this year!! woohoo) with the York Catholic District School Board. My school is in the growing community of Stouffville. I started my education journey as a Special Education Teacher in a small self-contained classroom with a focus on language and math. During this time I did a lot of self reflection and exploration around math teaching as I was scared of “messing” my students up.
I have come a long ways in my math instruction, but definitely fall flat on my face many times. I have been listening to Jon and Kyle’s Podcast for over a year now and decided to join the Academy in the hopes of finding some strategies that might help me reintroduce problem based learning into my COVID classroom.