This week I decided to put my focus on how I fuel body compared as to the actual workouts themselves. I mean sometimes I feel like I eat super healthy all day then get home and I want ALL the snacks.. Does anyone else have this struggle? I am still no expert, but I started to use this new app called Today’s Parent Mealtime. I am not a parent but I certainly enjoy this app! I find it super easy to use and helpful when meal planning. Typically when I do grocery shopping and meal planning I’ll decide recipes I want to make but I’ll be lazy or forget to write down what ingredients I need to buy. This app showcases a variety of recipes and you can add your own, or add recipes from other websites. The app then allows you to plan your meals for the week, and it creates a grocery list which you can edit for other items you might need, or to remove items you do not need. I am sure there are plenty of apps similar to this one but I personally enjoy this one. This app allows me to easily try out other recipes as well as enter my own so I do not lose track of them. When using this app I noticed how much easier meal planning is, and sticking to what you need to be eating. I also noticed how much more energized I am when I plan my meals and have a healthy meal… Compared to when I might pick up a last minute pizza. Come on I’m sure you have all had those days where you are just over it, don’t want to cook so pizza it is. I’m not sure I’ll ever completely abandon that bad habit, but this app definitely helps.
What helps you guys when meal planning for only one? Any tips or suggestions? Let me know! If you check out this app let me know what you think of it. Or if you have a better app tell me what it is!
Digital Citizenship. Try saying that 3 times, it is a real tongue twister. When I first ever came across this word I thought “WHAT?”. I had no clue what digital citizenship meant and thought it would serve as zero interest to me. So what is digital citizenship? My understanding of digital citizenship is using the internet regularly and effectively. We live in a generation where technology and social media is everywhere and it is booming. So many of us our guilty of only using the internet to post a cute picture of our dog, or tagging our friends in funny memes. The internet in reality can be so much more than that, it can be a platform for us to use our voice. We can use the internet to speak up about things and causes that matter and our affecting the world.
When I think of digital citizenship in the classroom it is a broad topic and I tried to teach it briefly in my my internship. When I talked about online etiquette I easily think you can say something, yet it doesn’t mean the student as learned it. Again this goes with anything you teach, but I just feel teaching students to navigate the online world is so important. Students I taught were exposed to a lot online whether its music, youtubers, snapchat, and who knows what else they are up to. So my question is how can we teach this in a way that is effective? When I looked online I could not find updated resources. I am not sure if I was looking in the wrong places but everything I found was dated and old. My question for other educators is what resources do use when teaching digital citizenship.
I think most people would agree with me that this a topic that is so important to teach our students. Students these days are facing so much more screen time than ever before. When watching the stories of Amanda Todd made it very relevant for me. Amanda would be my age if she were still alive today and that is something that scares me. That could have been me, and my story if I made a few different choices. I know my friends and I when we were younger were on sites similar to those that Amanda was on, but never got to experience it to the extent of what Amanda did. Given this happened years ago, there has been improvements, yet there is so many more sites and ways to get around certain things on the internet. I worry about how easily my students can be exposed to these issues such as bullying, blackmail, and sextortion. This is a scary thought and students definitely need to be educated on safe internet use.
What are your thoughts on this? Let me know?
Here’s a fun gif to lighten the mood!
This week I definitely wasn’t as disciplined as I would have liked to be. Weekends are a struggle for me because I get out of routine and and it makes it that much harder to get back on track. This weekend I went to Saskatoon so this weekend consisted of going out to eat, and not on my regular routine. This definitely affected me going in to this week and this is not my best week.. My workouts have been sporadic and my eating has not been great. For next week I am thinking I will repeat workout week 3, and that is A-okay. I think it is important to recognize that sometimes you might have an off week and get off track, but that doesn’t mean all progress is lost. I think you just have to take it with a grain of salt and do better the next day.
This week I had planned to talk about what I eat in a week, meal planning, and meal prepping. I decided to save that for next week’s post, because I found a new app I want to dive into and give you my feedback and opinions. It is hard not to get discouraged when you are not doing as well as you had hoped. I have to remember I am human and not perfect. I can only improve and next week I will do my best.
Sorry this weeks post was short and sweet, I will keep you updated on how next week goes.
Anyone have tips for when you are feeling discouraged?
When I first heard we had to do a twitter chat, I wasn’t too excited about it. I thought I would be bored and basically talking to myself and lose my measly 11 followers.. I was definitely wrong about this! On Tuesday I joined an #edchat that was facilitated by Mark E. Weston. This twitter chat wasn’t as typical as the question 1: answer 1: format I have seen previously. The topic we were discussing was “How do we go from teacher centered learning to student centered learning?”. I thought it was awesome to have feedback from other educators and also have your thoughts and ideas challenged. These chats are a great way to collaborate with educators from a variety of places and with a variety of backgrounds. I had people responding to my ideas and comments, and it was great to see if people agreed or had other input to give. I kept getting notifications of people replying to me or retweeting me and it felt great considering this twitter of mine has such a slim following. I even was given a shoutout by the facilitator and gained 10 followers so now I am up to 21! Woo hoo!
Overall my opinion on twitter #edchats? I love engaging with other educators through twitter chats. I had fun and actually learned a lot and questioned my own thoughts and ideas. I will definitely be participating in some more twitter chats to continue growing myself as an educator!
What are your thoughts on twitter chats? Let me know!