What am I working on?

I discovered this idea when I was looking around in Helen Blunden’s blog.  Even though I’m incredibly busy, I always feel like I’m not getting anything accomplished these days. I suddenly realized that this might really help to put things in perspective!

January 2013     (reverse order, newest item added at top)

  • Starting to write Term 1 Report Cards!
  • Restarting this professional education blog (-:
  • Committing minimum 15 minutes per day in the PLP Ning, Connected Learner Experience community
  • New Winter Cardinal Art with kids – Love it!
  • Students completing Interest Surveys using Gmail Forms
  • Connecting with Nepal, Holland, England, Scotland, Australia,
  • Investigating Educational Technology MOOC 
  • 1st Class Mystery Skype with South Africa!  (@TravellingRhino Project)
  • Dealing with Bill 115 #etfo #osstf issues and stress: still on volunteer activity “pause”
  • Focussing on personal health: gluten/dairy-free, allergy-free (pain + inflammation free?)
  • Publishing personal article in winter Lighthouse newsletter, Bud Weiner, Illinois, USA.

December 2012     (reverse-order)

  • Pondering, planning retirement from classroom teaching…
  • Writing personal article for Lighthouse newsletter, Bud Weiner (Illinois, USA)
  • Writing article for COEO’s Pathways Journal re: “Tech and Outdoor Edn”
  • Continuing work on PLP Connected Learner Experience  year-long course
  • 1-day strike – ETFO political “pause” action protesting Bill 115
  • Dealing with Bill 115 #etfo #osstf issues and stress: still on volunteer activity “pause”
  • Christmas activities: kids raising funds ($81) for goats and chicks in honour of students and educators murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, CT
  • 1st class experience with Mystery Skype! Very Cool!
  • History Inquiry Projects and presentations
  • Starting to review and consolidate curriculum with the kids

 November 2012     (in reverse order)

  • Creating, posting personal Slideshow introduction on Smilebox (-:
  • Ongoing work on PLP Connected Learner Experience year-long course
  • Dealing with Bill 115 #etfo #osstf issues and stress: on volunteer activity “pause”
  • Parent + Student Interviews!
  • Writing Progress Reports – shorter this year due to ETFO political “pause”
  • Beginning to dig deeper into curriculum learning goals with the kids

October 2012     (reverse order)

  • Hurricane Sandy: student learning and worried about NJ friend Jim and Barnegat Bay Sedge Island outdoor ed centre
  • Attend  2 day ECOO 2012 Conference: learn, learn, learn…
  • Finally in Group One in PLP Connected Learner Experience year-long course!
  • IEP Interviews! (and others)
  • Beginning to dig into the curriculum with the kids

September 2012     (reverse order)


About Cathy Beach

Recently retired elementary teacher and outdoor educator in rural Ontario, Canada. My Olympic Journeys may be over, but they lead me into some very exciting adventures with teachers and kids and the world of connected learning...
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3 Responses to What am I working on?

  1. Hi there! Thanks for the mention and I’m glad you found this useful. In all honesty, I feel the same way about being busy and not getting anything accomplished. When you look at it this way, we actually are! I don’t know how valuable this is to readers but what I found, for myself, it made me put some things into perspective. Now the challenge is reflecting on each one and getting some learning out of it through applying it in a work context – and then blogging about it!

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