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Erin Luong- My Journey to be a Super Mom
Being a huge advocate for Children and Youth Rights and Supports I follow an organization called the Children’s Miracle Network. I found out about their latest fundraising/ marketing campaign Super Mom and I applied to get involved.
I was selected to be one of the moms in competition. Continue reading
Taking a Tour of BEARDY’S AND OKEMASIS CREE NATION
Yesterday I had the privilege of touring Beardy High School on the Beardy and Okemasis Cree Nation.
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I was completely overcome with the beauty of this magnificent location, 45 minutes north of Saskatoon Saskatchewan Continue reading
On the eve of #etmooc2
I am so excited that our dream has almost come to fruition. Tomorrow we are starting our 4 weeks of playing with AI. As of this evening we will be welcoming 212 delegates from all over the world Continue reading
Family by Design
A tribute to the people who support me by choice. Continue reading
STEM and Me
Technology is a part of my Life Long Learning Journey
– Starting my Butterfly Effect Continue reading
BCHS Art Trading Cards: Mental Health Awareness Week 2017
Today marked our the final art therapy based project, sponsored by my Spectrum club’s DEHR grant, for the 2016-2017 school year. For information on past projects please check out the following links:
Heart of A Community: BCHS Students Fill Their Hearts
ART THERAPY: We All Wear a Mask
For this final exercise we decided to try an art trading card technique. Art trading cards, are similar to hockey cards, or pokemon cards. The image on the front represents something about a person. The back of the card provides a name and a few details about the person it represents.
Based on our success with past project, we chose to make this a multimedia task with minimal instruction so that our students had plenty of opportunities for personal reflection.
Students were then asked to complete 3 cards.
- To keep
- To trade
- A final card to contribute to the BCHS commemorative collage.
*although we allowed complete freedom for the first two cards we asked the students to base their third card on what it means to be a member of the Bishop Carroll community
With Spotify “tunes for the coffee bar” channel streaming in the background. We provided our students with two hours to work on their projects.
The results were amazing.
We are waiting for the last few cards to come in and then we are planning to mat the cards in a single frame in order to create a legacy piece to remember not only Bishop Carroll’s 45th anniversary, but also the year we were able to collaborate between art and counselling thanks to our amazing DEHR grant.
Thank you ATA.
BCHS 4th Annual Mental Health Symposium
On Wednesday April 19th Bishop Carroll’s Mental Wellness Team, Spectrum Club and Jack.org partnered together to put on our school 4th annual Mental Health Symposium.
Our fabulous, student run event, involved 100 participants from four different schools in the Calgary area. Participants were encouraged to participate in a number of mental wellness activities including building gratitude baskets, sketching to the fabulous tunes of our very own Kate Stevens, making a button with the Spectrum Club and being the first to view the launch of the The BCHS 3rd Annual “WE DON’T SAY ” Campaign.
Our students were reminded that everyone experiences “Mental Health”, however at least 1/5 Canadians will experience Mental Illness in their lifetime.
One of our morning keynote speakers was Calgary teen Maggie Harder who was the original initiator of the Amazon Suicide Shirt Campaign which took place in January 2016. Maggie spoke to our students about the fact that language matters, and it’s important to stand up (in a positive and constructive way) for what you believe is important.
ART THERAPY: We All Wear a Mask
One of the innovative projects I am pleased to work on this year involves a collaboration between myself, another counselling colleague and our art teacher. BCHS Spectrum Club’s mission is to bring people together and spread a message of love … Continue reading
#IMMOOC a New Adventure for Innovative Educators and School Counsellors
September is upon us and the excitement of the new year is here. What a great opportunity to be able to learn, collaborate and plan with others who are as passionate about supporting their students as I am. Septemeber 2016 … Continue reading