Today marks the beginning of yet another school year for many of us here in Canada. For me, this particular year is unique in that it’s the first year in a long time, when I am not heading back to school as a student. I have just recently completed and defended my Master’s research, and so, for now, my journey as a student has come to an end. That being said, my journey as a learner and an educator continues on.
I am continuing on in my position at the college where I work, and am looking forward to meeting my students (new and returning) in our first classes this week. I enjoy my role as a “teacher of teachers” and with my own studies at rest for now, I am excited to be able to devote even more of my energy to being an engaged educator. As I have spoken about before, I want to commit to being intentional in my practice. To be present with my students, to reflect on what happens in my classes and in my interactions, and to continue to learn and grow in ways which will support my students and my own journey as a life long learner.
I hope to share some of my thoughts and reflections on this blog, and to become re-engaged with the online learning communities which have nurtured me in the past. As such, I am going to try to blog on a more regular basis, and to engage more through social media. Perhaps I’ll be successful, perhaps not. Only time will tell.
For those of you “returning” to school, as students or educators, what are your goals for this upcoming year?