About Mrs. Melva
I am a kindergarten teacher and I teach Dene children in northern Canada. I am VERY interested in the Montessori method of education and I am currently doing an action research project on Montessori education and traditional Dene ways of knowing. I am working on my MEd. in curriculum and instruction. I am married, with five children and six grandchildren. I love to watch the lake and the pelicans on the lake. Here are pictures of the pelicans feeding. The gather in a circular group and herd the fish together and scoop them up to carry back to their young.
When I started this blog I was a kindergarten teacher, while still a kindergarten teacher I am now embarking on a new adventure, teaching grade one. I have completed my Med. and my action research project. I will incorporate some of the underlying philosophy of the Montessori approach in my grade one classroom although I will be more constrained by the curriculum and administrative expectations than in kindergarten. I am still teaching Dene children and will still by using as many elements of Montessori as I can as I truly believe that it is most compatible with traditional Dene ways of knowing. I now have seven grandchildren and continue to watch the pelicans on the lake.