This year, I continue to build a partnership with a DECE who I also had the opportunity to mentor last year as a Teacher Candidate with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Rose Marcelli of Educate.Invest.Inspire is a graduate of UOIT's Bachelor of Education Program, as well as a graduate of Seneca College, where she obtained her Bachelor of Child Development and Early Childhood Education Diploma.
|Rose's first Provocation as a Teacher Candidate in our FDK Classroom|
I always tell her that she reminds me of myself when I first started in this profession six years ago. Her excitement for the every day things that happen in our classroom, her eagerness to learn, and her willingness to try new things is so welcomed and appreciated- and quite honestly makes me feel like I'm back in my first year of teaching again!
|Our First Day as Partners!|
|A Fine Motor Provocation Created by Rose.|
I also asked Rose to share some advice for future educators and she positively said to "remember your goal even when you are going though tough times" and to "always remember the reasons why you wanted to be an educator." That coupled with a "don't give up" attitude is what helps her to see her goal of becoming a teacher through.
|The Creation of the Educate.Invest.Inspire Blog!|
I look forward to continuing to co-learn and collaborate with Rose in the classroom and through our blog posts, as we enter into a new term together. I invite you to follow her journey as it unfolds, through her Instagram and Blogger accounts. Her teaching philosophy of educating the whole child, investing unconditionally in student success, and inspiring both students and educators has led to her creation of Educate.Invest.Inspire.
It takes a BIG heart to teach little minds.