Finding Gold in Goals!

In the last 20 years, the world of education has undergone significant change. Research findings have played key roles in updating and improving curriculum documents, and teaching/learning/ assessment practices. Inevitably,… Read more »

Realigning our Moral Compass

Liam slowly works on a Number Sense assessment, as I gently prompt him to focus on the print. Suddenly he looks at me and discloses, “I should have studied.” “Wise… Read more »

I Think They’re Playing A Game

  After first nutrition break, my students were working on their Community Math Projects. I had students spread out around my classroom and in the hallway to give them some… Read more »

Caught in the Learning Loop

I am addicted to learning. Ever since I can remember I have loved to learn. Growing up I excelled at reading, grew to love writing (here I am) and found… Read more »

Rainbow Sticky Notes

Yesterday, I was preparing some of my gently used resources to be passed on to another educator. I took a deep breath noticing the rainbow of sticky notes hanging off… Read more »

My Three Goals

While this school year is quickly coming to an end, I can’t help but think about next year. As I started brainstorming ideas for my grade team planning meeting tomorrow,… Read more »

Sharing the “Why?”

Yesterday, we recorded a radio show where students discussed their answers to different questions for Multiple Choice Mondays. Students from my class and my teaching partner’s class both joined in… Read more »

Pomp and Circumstance

Proud parents and nervous students have waited almost 10 years for this. Grade 8 graduation ceremonies are once again upon us, and each year I marvel at the scope and… Read more »

Responsible Digital Citizens

When colleagues hear that I use social media with my Grade 6 students, many of them wonder about “digital citizenship.” They worry about what happens when students use these tools… Read more »

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