Hi, my name is Kim Thue and I am in my 3rd year in the Middle Years Education program at the University of Regina. Before coming to the U of R, I spent a decade as a sports broadcaster. Being a sports broadcaster was a dream come true, however dreams evolve, and that led me to the U of R, where my family and I are extremely excited to begin a new chapter in our lives.
I am married to my wife Sarah and have two beautiful daughters — Lily, who is turning 4, and Ruby, who is a year and a half. They are energetic girls who keep us busy and on our toes!
“We as educators need to reconsider our roles in students’ lives, to think of ourselves as connectors first and content experts second.”
This quote by Will Richardson speaks strongly to me as I begin my journey as an educator. Teachers need to provide a safe environment for students and find ways to engage all students, which will lead to success. Teachers must connect to students and be able to help students connect to their interests. As I work towards my degree, and during my career that follows, it is very important that I discover and develop tools that helps my build relationships and connect with students. For me, the key to learning and teaching is all about relationships.
On this blog, you’ll find out a little more about me through posts that I’ve made for my ESCI 302, ECMP 355, and ECS 210 courses. As my journey continues and evolves, so will this blog, so make sure to check in regularly for more posts and to get a glimpse into my teaching philosophy.