My name is Conor Woolley, I am currently in my third year of my Bachelor of Education degree, with a focus on the Middle Years. I am very involved with groups on Campus here at the University of Regina. I am the Social VP for the Education Student’s Society (ESS) so I (along with other members of our social team) plan a number of large events that occur over the course of the year for other education students. With that role, I am also involved with the University of Regina Studnet’s Union (URSU) as a member of the social committee. We work together to plan and coordinate a number of events on campus. Finally, I also sit as the Education Director on the URSU Board. My role here is to help develop the budget and the strategies for the organization for both the short-term and the long-term. So I keep pretty busy while on campus and many days I spend more time at school than I do at home.
Sports have always played an important role in my life. I have been involved in a variety of sports from a young age, including basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, rugby and curling. Although my athletics career now only involves intramurals, I have seen the benefit that being involved sports has had on my life and I would be happy to share my experience with others. I am more than willing to get involved with coaching wherever help is needed. I hope to influence students through sports the same way that many great teachers and coaches influenced my life.
One of my goals of teaching is to make sure that students look forward to coming to class every day. Research shows that attendance is one of the most important factors in determining the success of the student. In order to do this, I hope to create a positive learning environment where students are encouraged to think critically about a wide variety of topics and subject areas. I hope to use a variety of inquiry-based learning assignments to allow students to learn about something that they are passionate about, as they are more likely to have success. This type of assignment also allows for a more individualized assessment, which in turn allows for each student to reach his or her full potential.