The Framework for Responsive Practice as outlined in the July 2016th Capacity Building Series monograph is used to assist educators in their reflections and “development of a whole-school approach for supporting the successful integration of students with refugee backgrounds” (2016 Special Edition #45). The vision is highlighted by six learning conditions in which English language … More Supporting Students with Refugee Backgrounds
I can’t recall when it was exactly when I realized the potential of Twitter Teachers – perhaps it was when browsing Tumblr #education tags and realized a large community of professional educators all around the world (well more so in North America) using social media to communicate their experiences with administration and in the classroom. … More Making the Most out of Twitter as a Professional Learning Tool
In regards to organization, I thing all have their own sense of it. For me, Ive found having a simple bare bomes plan of action and sharing this witg the students helps the day run smoothly and doesn’t provide us with a guessing game. I always appreciate an agenda in a meeting or workshop. What … More Organization as an OT
Today was our first day trying out our lessons. A reflection from the digital learning team is that these plans were reshaped over and over again and the more practice and experience became th vehicle that made our lessons as authentic as they could be. Lessons need to be pliable, and that in itself is … More Beginning the authentic math vision
I try to call my Grandfather living in Scarborough, Ont about once a week to catch up and the topics generally loop back to my teaching and the kids.
Discussing digital responsibility, and citizenship today made me feel incredibly lucky to be an educator for our digital age students. I, along with 13 other Elementary Occasional Teachers have such a breadth of knowledge to share with each other and the students that we will interact with over the next few months. My main goal … More Day One : #StaffNotStuff #StudentSuccessAlways
Not only is the production value of the tools just as impressive as the content on http://www.teachingchannel.org, it has considerable brought my teaching to a new level. Kids covered The Teaching Channel during my first semester of teachers college and having my first exposure to an international teaching network is something I’m forever thankful for. … More TeachingChannel.org Go Visit ASAP!
There are evenings in which I know for sure I am not alone in my endless discoveries on the sweetest but defining Pinterest.com. Perhaps it’s an initiation to the teaching world but from what I’ve seen on the endless organizational boards, are pins tacked up there from individuals much more creative and spatially aware than … More Sensational Attitudes are the Ultimate Organizational Tip
Thank you Kelly Hines for the invitation to participate in your twenty day blogging challenge. Like you, I also can struggle with wavering focus and have found that when I have someone else to keep me accountable, I can accomplish much more. I am excited to start blogging so I can make positive steps towards … More Happy Blog Challenge! #BC20
When I was in perhaps my third year of my Drama in Education and Community undergraduate degree, my professor led us through a story drama within an overarching theme of immigration and when I came across this graphic story by the incredibly talented Shaun Tan at the 2012 Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators … More The Arrival by Shaun Tan: One of my Favourite Texts