My name is Jaimie Deobald. I teach grade 10 at Cornwall Alternative School and have 8 students in my class. Teaching at an alternative school is not without its challenges but for the most part my job is pretty sweet. My students are kids who work hard every day, sometimes even just to get to school in the morning. Every day I walk a fine balance between trying to push kids to work harder than they’ve ever believed was possible and not pushing kids too hard so they give up. I am becoming an expert at adaptations on the fly!
My students each have a desktop computer at their spots every day so technology is both advantageous and a distraction in our room daily. I have never blogged before so I am somewhat apprehensive about the technology but pumped to learn something new.