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Change Your Aim

I love finding inspirational educators to learn from,  especially ones that put a fun and memorable spin on the messages they are sharing; little catch phrases, analogies or visuals that help me to better store their ideas in my head for easy retrieval later! Shelley Moore is one of those people, and a homegrown Canadian one to… Continue reading Change Your Aim

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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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8 Of Elsie’s Favourite Calm-down Strategies

This next post is a guest post of sorts. It is “co-written” by my daughter Elsie (6 years old) and me. Elsie is often curious about what it means exactly, when I say I’m blogging, and because she has some ideas to share, I thought I would show her a bit about what it means to blog!… Continue reading 8 Of Elsie’s Favourite Calm-down Strategies

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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

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Building Respect for Diversity Through Multiple Intelligences

I have long been interested in Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences, and over the years as a teacher I have shared this interest with my students. A unit that I used to take on with my grade 7 and 8 students (back when I was in the classroom) called Learning to Learn, had the students exploring and reflecting about… Continue reading Building Respect for Diversity Through Multiple Intelligences

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Heart Work

It is no secret that being a teacher is hard work, but what is also becoming more and more talked about is that quality teaching also involves a lot of “heart work,” maybe not those words exactly, but that is what I like to call it. I actually believe that ” heart work,”if I can say the word heart this… Continue reading Heart Work