Welcome to my e-portfolio! My name is Kali Day and I’m a fourth year BEd student at the University of Regina with a major in English and a minor in Social Studies. I’ve been fortunate to have been able to teach English, Social Studies and Phys. Ed at an elementary level during my experience in the BEd program. In spring 2019, I completed my three week pre-internship placement where I taught both ELA 9 and ELA 20. This fall I will complete my internship at Campbell Collegiate.
My passion for English and Language Arts began before I can remember. Reading has always been my favourite pastime, and I always got excited when we got the chance to do creative writing in elementary school, and later took a creative writing class in high school which helped foster my love for not only literature, but language and expression through words. My love for Social Studies began a bit later, and developed during discussion of current events in high school Social Studies classes, where our teacher would ask the all important question: “What’s happening in the world today?”. These discussions helped me understand how much I cared about social justice, the state of the world and the importance of politics, history and geography.
As a white settler and educator, the significance of Treaty Education is not lost on me. I strive in my lesson planning and classroom presence to uphold the idea of authentic Treaty Education which incorporates Indigenous ways of knowing meaningfully. I believe that surface-level Treaty Education does a disservice to all students, and that as people who live on Turtle Island, students should be aware and respectful of FNMI perspectives and ways of knowing.
I have always been excited about learning and I am passionate about teaching in a way that really reaches and connects with students. Stephen King once said that “We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why”. This is something I truly believe, that every day we step into the classroom, we as teachers influence the students in everything that we do. Being a positive influence is our responsibility, and it is something I always have in the back of my mind when I am in the classroom.
I am so excited to continue my teaching journey as I complete my internship. This e-portfolio contains lesson plans I have completed, blog posts from previous courses. Thanks for taking a look a my e-portfolio, and for joining me on my teaching journey.
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