Getting to Know Miss. McGillivray

Hey everyone! My name is Jocelyn McGillivray and I am in my first year of Education. I have a love for animals and have my own dog who is a two year old yellow lab named Tucker. I also love basketball and spending time with my family and friends. My favorite colour is yellow, my most favorite thing in the world is coffee, and I enjoy watching football. I’ve been told that I am weird because I have chosen math to be my major, but I love math. It is my favorite subject in school and I would love to share my passion through teaching it to high school students. My minor is physical education because I love being active and moving around. When I was in kindergarten I wanted to be a teacher more than anything. I think this is because I had an amazing teacher at the time. However, as I grew older becoming a teacher fell out of sight and I wanted to be a nurse. That was quickly changed to engineering when I passed out after getting a needle. After a long time of aspiring to be an engineer, I realized that even though I loved math, I wouldn’t enjoy the jobs available to me after my degree. By the time grade twelve rolled around I was dead set on becoming a high school math teacher and I am eager and ready to get into the classroom!

I have very little experience with educational technology, with the exception of blogging last semester. I am entering this with an open mind. I have a love hate relationship with technology at the moment, and I am hoping that through this course I can learn to appreciate and see the benefits of blogging. I think blogging can be extremely helpful in the classroom because students have one site that they know everything will be on. If I blogged as a teacher I would be able to include my contact information, upcoming due dates, assignments for students who might be absent the day it is explained, rubrics, the possibilities are endless. The only issue I can see is if my blogging habits aren’t very good, then my blog won’t be up to date and then there is no point in even having one. I do however love using social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat to update my friends and family of the going ons in my life. Click here for the link to my Twitter profile! 

This is my family in Mexico. My brother Adam is on the far left, my cousin Spencer is beside him, and my little sister is the one with the mermaid hair.

 

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2 thoughts on “Getting to Know Miss. McGillivray

  1. Hey Jocelyn!
    I am also a Math major in Secondary Education, but I am in my second year! I can tell that you are eager to get into the classroom and share your love and knowledge about mathematics with your students.
    I took EDTC 300 last spring and I entered it the same way you did – not knowing much about educational technology but open to learning more. You’ll learn so much from this course including how to integrate technology in meaningful ways in a classroom.
    I am currently in EDTC 400. If you have any questions about the math program of educational technology don’t hesitate to ask!
    You can contact me on my Twitter @MsOsachoff
    I’m excited to read about your experience with educational technology!
    – Ashley

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