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RD Program Lesson 2 – Group B

The following is a reflection on Lesson 2 of the RD Program that I have started in a Grade 4 classroom at my school. Read more about the program here, as well as my reflection on Lesson 1 here. The purpose of Lesson 2 is for students to learn more about their intelligences profile by… Continue reading RD Program Lesson 2 – Group B

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7 Great Character Education Books For Kids

Through my experiences with elementary school students, I have com to learn the power of books when counselling young kids. They love reading stories about characters who are experiencing the same challenges as they are, and seem to really take the advice in these stories seriously. For some reason, if it’s in a book, they really seem to buy into it. Because of this, I am… Continue reading 7 Great Character Education Books For Kids

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RD Program Lesson 1 – Group B

Yesterday marked the beginning of the RD Program I talked about in my last post. As mentioned, I will be running the program with two different classes, Group A (kindergarten) and Group B (Grade 4). Yesterday I started with Group B. In preparation, and to get students thinking before the lesson, I put up some posters about multiple intelligences… Continue reading RD Program Lesson 1 – Group B

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RD Program – Getting Started

I talked about the RD (Respecting Diversity) Program by Jennifer Katz in a prior post, and have been anxious to get started on this program with my students ever since. It is finally happening! In an effort to reflect on, document and share the process, I will be sharing my thoughts on the program and the process here… Continue reading RD Program – Getting Started

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Making Meaning Through Pop Culture

When PLNs collide!!!! My ideas for this week’s #IMMOOC blog prompt are very much in line with those I had for the #edublogsclub prompt, so it makes sense to cover them both in the same post. #IMMOOC Blog Prompt: Innovation is defined as a way of thinking that creates something new and better. What are some examples that you consider innovative?  How… Continue reading Making Meaning Through Pop Culture

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The Game of School #immooc 2

During the first live episode of the #immooc, A.J. Juliani talked about the game of school that most kids play, and by this, he didn’t mean imaginative play where one of them is the teacher and the rest are the students. The game of school that he refers to is one that most kids will play throughout their k-12 schooling (if they decide… Continue reading The Game of School #immooc 2

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4 Ways in Which Innovative Education Simplifies Classroom Management

While scrolling through Twitter this morning, I stumbled upon the following tweet by @gcouros, which immediately had me nmh (nod my head) and state “Yes!” out loud! Simple yet profound statement a teacher shared – "The more innovative I have become, the less I have to worry about classroom management." — George Couros (@gcouros) February… Continue reading 4 Ways in Which Innovative Education Simplifies Classroom Management