Welcome to Ms. Korver’s Blog!
I’ve started this blog to share with parents and our wider learning community what’s going on in our classroom this year. I will try to update as often as possible with updates (also emailed to parents), discussion questions for students, links related to what we are learning in class, and hopefully some guest posts from our students.
I am thrilled to be one of your child’s teacher this year! This school year marks my 11th year of teaching and my first year at Clavet Composite School. I will be teaching ELA 7, Math 7, and Science 9; as well, I am the school’s Learning Facilitator. For the past three years, I taught at Warman Community Middle School. Before that, I taught high school social studies in Taber, Alberta and spent a year teaching on the Saddle Lake Cree First Nation in northern Alberta.
I have a BA from the University of Lethbridge, a B.Ed from the University of Alberta, and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Education (Educational Administration) at the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to this, I also work with the STF’s Professional Development Unit as a provincial facilitator to facilitate workshops to teachers around the province primarily in middle years literacy.
I am originally from Coaldale, Alberta a small town east of Lethbridge. I moved to Saskatoon three years ago with my husband. When I’m not in my classroom, I can be found reading, drinking coffee, trying new restaurants, traveling, taking care of my flower garden and houseplants, camping and hiking.
As a teacher, I value:
- Literacy. This includes both reading and writing. My students are wild readers who have a choice in what they read. As writers, students will experiment with writing in a variety of ways and will learn how powerful the pen can be. You can read more about our reading and writing here.
- Global Citizenship/Collaboration. I love to connect with classrooms and communities using blogs, Twitter, Skype, and snail mail. My students have participated in blogging, The Global Read Aloud, Mystery Skypes, Skype in the Classroom, the 100 Word Challenge, the Squiggles of Awesomeness, and much more!
- Critical and Creative Thinking. In our world today, it is not enough that students only memorize the answers. Instead, they must be able to problem solve and apply what they have learned to real-world situations. Students will be encouraged to take risks and “fail forward.”
I cannot wait to learn beside you this year!