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 »

What About Teachers?

As a teacher, I spend a lot of time thinking about what a 21st century classroom looks like for my students. I consider the importance of choice and collaboration. I… 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 »

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 »

To Announce, To Converse, Or Both?

As I begin to use Twitter more, I notice that people use this social network for different purposes. Some people use it to announce what’s happening in their personal or… Read more »

Contemplating Collaboration

It all starts with a story. A teacher walks into a classroom during her prep coverage. She sees a student go over and talk to a group of other students…. Read more »

Just Try!

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 »

Paper Is Not A Bad Thing

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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