Great start to what promises to be a great year full of learning, risk taking, and relationship building. I really believe that it is important to establish relationships, a positive class culture, and expectations of the entire class including the teacher. I have enjoyed the absence of a traditional desk already and know that it will continue to provide more learning opportunities in our classroom. I'm enjoying working with my intern ... he's a good person and I feel he will blossom as the semester rolls on. We have had many good discussions about the art of teaching and relationship building. Technology has had a few hiccups at the start but I'm looking forward to getting that rolling with my students and making transformation and redefining changes in the classroom. I was playing around with Minecraft and have come up with a new idea for a project to demonstrate slope by building roller coasters. Looking forward to continuing my professional development through my participation in #rcsdconnect and in the #IMOOC exploring the Innovator's Mindset. Lots on the go and looking forward to the adventure. Follow me on twitter @vendi55
Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 19 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.