Sunday, June 10, 2012

Leibster Award

     I've won my very first blog award, yay!! I'm sending out a BIG thanks to Ms. Julie aka Southern Teacher for awarding me the Leibster blog award. If you don't know my story yet, I started this blog after being inspired by the professor of my ICT in Education class this past fall. I was hoping to use a blog as a place to reflect on education and teaching in general (my university education classes, student teaching, substitute teaching, etc) as well as a place to connect with other teachers using WBT.

     The award is given out to new blogs with less than 200 followers to highlight our efforts in the blogging world.
blog awards

To keep the love going, here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

     I know that everyone always says this but I had a really difficult time picking my top 5 blogs. One, because of a lot of the blogs I follow have quite a large following already which kicks them out of the running for this blog award and, two, because I follow SO MANY! I think they are all wonderful but here is the ones that stand out for me :)

1 ) My Whole Brain Teaching Blog
- The only other Whole Brain Teaching blog I have found from a Canadian teacher!
- Liann has provided me with so much support both on the WBT forum as well as
  through her blog.
- She is also part of my list of Whole Brain Teaching resources under my Fav
  Websites page.

2 ) Miss Read Gets Schooled
- Miss Read and I have been "blog friends" right since I started blogging!
- She just finished up her degree this past month and I loved hearing all her
  adventures as she went through her student teaching placements and now
  as she looks for a teaching job.

3 ) My Whole Brain Blog
- Carole is one of the WBT interns for 2012/2013 and has a great blog started up!
- Her blog posts are incredibly detailed, insightful and always have great pictures
  showcasing her WBT classroom! Its a great stop if you really want to learn more
  about WBT.

4 ) For the Love of Teaching
- I was referred to a great PLN that lead to me finding Diane's blog shortly after that.
- Diane blogs about education and her use of the BrainSMART program which shares
  some similar ideas about learning as WBT. Since we found each other she has been
  so supportive of my blogging and learning more about education!

5 ) Prairie Inspiration
- Mary is one of my favourite connected educators from Manitoba!
- We share a lot of ideas through Twitter as we are both going through the education
  program in the same province, although at different universities. She has been a
  great support to me and shares all of her classroom ideas on her blog.


  1. Your welcome Angel! I love reading your blog, more people should know about the great things you post :)