Mommy, Learner, Educator, ESL Specialist, Advocate, Resource Enthusiast, Equity Promoter, Nerd, she/her #SnitchPositive #WRDSBonline #wrdsbMLL

Kitchener, Ontario
Joined June 2016
I don’t believe in “bad kids”. I believe in struggling kids, confused kids, overwhelmed kids, terrified kids, and kids who need explicit skills instruction and other supports in order to successfully meet my expectations. I believe in kids.
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Don’t reelect a government that attacks nurses, doctors, and teachers. (Should go without saying). #onpoli
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.@WRLegalServices and the Exposure Project are collecting donations for the Victoria/Weber Tent City in Kitchener.
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@ESL_fairy shares dedication to the teaching profession. "A 3rd generation educator after her father & grandfather ...But it was the joy she found in working w/ children that really sealed the deal." “I fell in love with working with kids... It gave me energy.” Thank you!
Kimiko Shibata was born to teach. Now, working as a multilingual learner resource teacher in @wrdsb, @ESL_fairy teaches students from K-8. She sat down to talk with us about the joy she finds in helping students achieve their goals, and more. Read now: ow.ly/rji150J6lEt
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Kimiko Shibata was born to teach. Now, working as a multilingual learner resource teacher in @wrdsb, @ESL_fairy teaches students from K-8. She sat down to talk with us about the joy she finds in helping students achieve their goals, and more. Read now: ow.ly/rji150J6lEt
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What does the teacher bee say when a student asks a question about the course? It’s on the sylla-buzz. 🤣😂 Today is #WorldBeeDay! 🐝 Join our @outdoor_ed specialists, Sean and Al, to learn about the essential role bees and other pollinators play in #environment conservation.
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Choosing outfits that are “flattering” is just a covert way of saying you’re ashamed of and/or hiding some part of your body, and I’m here to tell/remind you that your body is just fine and does not have to be flat-ter or flat-tered or flat-tering. It just needs your love.
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“they were instructed by their direct bosses or human resources managers in the bank’s wealth management unit to interview “diverse” candidates — even though the decision had already been made to give the job to another candidate.”
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“We know that everyone wants the best for the province’s children. Children’s health is not a partisan issue. It needs to be a priority for the next government because it is the right thing to do. Our children’s health simply cannot wait.” thestar.com/opinion/contribu…
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Wisdom is learning from others’ experiences. In Auckland they’re bringing masks back to schools. "Masks are the only way we have of stopping transmission of this virus between school students and taking them home to families." nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-o…
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Visuals can be a POWERFUL TOOL! Do you use visuals when you teach? 📸@kwiens62 #teaching #learning #teachertwitter #edleaders
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Beautiful permission slips by @kwiens62. Take whichever one(s) you need today.
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A great poem to share with junior students on World Bee Day…and an opportunity to highlight the word “bereft.” This 1-min video (scroll to the bottom) would make an excellent text pairing: un.org/en/observances/bee-da…
Today’s poem was written for #WorldBeeDay. It’s called ‘The Last Bee’.
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Oh, hey! I just realized this is a long weekend in Canada! May you end the week strong and find time to rest this weekend.
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I love this so much.
In less than a month I’ll get to walk across the stage at York University in this wonderful dress created by the students at my practicums. I can’t imagine wearing anything other than a representation of the love, learning, and growth I’ve experienced in the last few years ♥️🎓
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Housing prices are out of control. Gas prices are skyrocketing. New hospital beds sit empty because we don’t have enough nurses. Schools are in disrepair. Minimum wage is falling behind inflation faster than ever. This is what “getting it done” looks like for @fordnation.
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New findings from @CarolCampbell4 et al. on teachers’ experiences with hybrid learning. Conclusion: “It is an ineffective and inefficient approach to teaching and learning”.
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Women are 52% of the population – not a special interest group. The YWCA Ontario Coalition is calling on all candidates to #ChooseGenderEquity this election. Sign our petition today and spread the word!ChooseGenderEquity.ca #OntarioVotes #elxn43 #onpoli
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