5 realizations that defined me as a teacher

Thanks to Jonathan So for the provocation: https://twitter.com/MrSoclassroom/status/900529785591431169 In my own mind, I prefer to think of my list as realizations that defined me as a teacher. Teaching grade one made me (professionally speaking) I have spent a total of six years of my career teaching grade one or a one/two combined class. My very... Continue Reading →

What does global citizenship mean to you?

Recently, the Ontario Ministry of Education released "21st Century Competencies: Foundation Document for Discussion." I think that the outlined skills on page 56 in the 6th box called ‘global citizenship’ are excellent: I also really like the way the Asia Society discusses global competence.  Essentially, their central idea is that knowledge and skills that are explored... Continue Reading →

Five useful tools to support music education

Here are five of my favourite apps/online tools that can be used to create, share, or listen to music. In the list below, click on the name of the tool to visit the web site and find out more about what it can do and how to download it. Explain Everything (iOS & Android) This... Continue Reading →

Memorable learning moment (#peel21st Nov 2015 blog hop)

A grade six teacher and I had co-planned a series of sessions with her students around coding with Scratch. In one of the later sessions, I was working with a boy who was frustrated with the game he was making and told me he wanted to start over again.  In age appropriate words, I reassured... Continue Reading →

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