"I am a teacher, all I need are minds for moulding." I am a new teacher in the Southern Alberta area and loving every minute of it. All views expressed in this blog are mine alone. Follow me on Twitter @NielsoTeach
mshenielson has written 5 posts for NielsoTeach

If a teacher has passion and drive they can do anything.

I had a rough time last year as all first year teachers believe. After my contract ended and I was tossed back into the substitute teaching pool I can honestly say I was a mess of an educator. My confidence was shot. Time after time last year between the students and administration I was shot … Continue reading

Dilemma of Substitute Teaching

Subsitute teaching is great! No planning, no prep – just show up and be your best. When you first start subbing fresh out of university it is the most amazing feeling. You are finally getting paid to do what you love!The whole time you are subbing you are wishing for your own classroom. When you … Continue reading

Job Hunting and Interview Season…

Twas the season to be interviewed…Today I had my second, and quite possibly, my last interview of the season. Not because I am so confident that I will receive the position but because it’s mid-July and jobs are now all scooped up. After my interview today I had a lot of time to reflect on … Continue reading

Being Your Own Island

My first year of teaching was the hardest year of my life. I know everyone says that, and it is true. You can be the most prepared and organized person in the world but there is nothing that can prepare you for that year. But out of all of the experience I gained, both good … Continue reading

Best PD A New Teacher Could Ask For…

I’ve been out of school for over a year now and substitute teaching has both opened my eyes and solidified my love for teaching. Now I’ve only been subbing for a year but it really has taught me a lot. Let’s face it substitute teaching is the best and the worst thing you can experience. … Continue reading