About this blog – quick and dirty stylie…
- focus – issues in learning and teaching
- author – Teacher. Student. Soldier. Spy
- where – Eastern Ontario
- why – because I learn when I write, research, and get feedback from others
- when – bio created February 3, 2007, last updated July 1, 2010
My name is Tracy Rosen. I have taught for the past
10 12 13 14 years – Kindergarten through Grade 11 and University (TA). I have always been concerned with the rights of all children people to learn and strongly believe that this can be achieved mainly through relationship-building.
I returned to teaching in August 2007 after a year as a consultant with the Bronfman Jewish Education Centre in Montreal. While I loved the work I did with teachers and administrators, the pull of the classroom was just too strong. I missed teaching terribly. Now I am looking to combine consulting with school-based work.
In January 2008 I began a PhD program in Educational Technology at Concordia University in Montreal. In January 2009 I realized that the program was getting in the way of the real learning I do with my students and colleagues, so I discontinued it. Now I am pursuing a Certificate in Intercultural Relations at Seneca College, just to keep things interesting.
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My areas of professional interest: organizational learning, emergent design, appreciative inquiry, relationship-based learning, differentiated instruction, jazz improv and learning
Things I find integral: discipline with dignity, emotionally intelligent teaching, communities of practice
Other things I do….
I like to paint. This was a gift for my cousin who turned 50 last month:
and this one was a gift for my friend for Christmas:
I also like to go for long walks with my dog dogs in the morning. I live in an area of Montreal with a lot of green space, and my apartment building is right next to the St Lawrence River, which makes for glorious views in the morning. I moved to a home in the country a few weeks ago (June 2009) and enjoy exploring my property and the countryside in the morning with the dogs. The views are fantastic – I am amid cornfields and trees – and as soon asI resolve some current camera issues, I will add some new pictures to this page.
Which brings me to my next pastime, photography! I received my first digital camera last year and have been clicking ever since. It is fun and lets me achieve a quick creative product at times when I have less patience for painting 🙂
Here are a few of my morning photos…
Champlain Bridge, winter 2007
Sun rising through reeds, St Lawrence river, Dec. 2006
Ice forms, St Lawrence river, winter 2007
Sun rising over the Champlain Bridge, August 2007
Toby, August 2007
Oh! And I can’t forget my latest soundtrack…