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by Aviva Dunsiger

Our new Ontario report card has created an even bigger emphasis on the Learning Skills. Self-reliance is a key component of these Learning Skills. When I taught primary students, I spent… Read more »

 
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by Aviva Dunsiger

A colleague of mine walked in the room just as I was finishing some photocopying this morning. She was amazed! Her comment to me was, “I thought that you a… Read more »

 
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by Neil Finney

Effective questioning is the foundation on which learning occurs, and the forum, in which, risk-taking evolves. Creating the right atmosphere for students to think, process and share is ultimately based… Read more »

 
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by Aviva Dunsiger

When I used to plan lessons, I planned them and I delivered them. That was it. If I worked as part of a team, I would usually share my lessons… Read more »

 
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by Aviva Dunsiger

The other night, I got involved in an online conversation with a group of Grade 1 teachers. They were discussing their reading program, and I noticed that much of the… Read more »

 
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by Aviva Dunsiger

  I love reading aloud to students. I have always enjoyed doing so. Reading is one of my favourite pastimes, and being able to share my passion with a younger… Read more »

 
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by We Inspire Futures Team

Aviva Dunsiger interviews Susan Jackson-Bosher about how to implement technology effectively as an administrator in an elementary school setting. Susan explains how technology is a personal journey for each teacher… Read more »

 
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by Neil Finney

In the next month, I will be part of three separate PLC groups. I am excited at the prospects. I am hopeful of the outcomes. I would be lying if… Read more »

 
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by Neil Finney

When I played for my high school basketball team, I remember one particular pep-talk from the coach very well:  “Listen, basketball is a thinking game. 90% of it is away… Read more »

 
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by We Inspire Futures Team

Most often when you ask students about their favourite school subjects, math isn’t something you’ll typically hear. Why is that? Math is used in almost everything we do, yet it… Read more »

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