I am a teacher candidate at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I will be completing my Bachelor of Education in August 2011 with a focus in Secondary English. I decided to start this blog as a way of keeping myself immersed in the world of education. I have started a twitter account for my teaching life (@msbayles) and am going to use the twitter and blog combination as a professional development tool. I don’t believe professional development is an event you attend only on Pro-D days, it is something that should happen on a daily basis. By using my blog to reflect on interesting conversations, articles, books and anything else I come across, I can deepen my understanding of where I stand on the issues surrounding education and, hopefully, in the process become a better educator.