No, I am not talking about girls in skirts. I am talking about the people that encourage, that inspire, the people that are not only there applauding in my victories, but those who also cheer on in the small steps, and root for me in the difficult times. The people that ensure that I am [...]
I was honoured that Phil Hart took the time to read “Beyond Survival” and reviewed it on his website! Check out his review here: http://philhart.edublogs.org/2011/04/22/beyond-survival-book-review/ Thank you so much, Phil!
Here are some resources that may help you as you write your report cards: 1oo Great Report Card Comments – a great database to help get your mind going What Your Child’s Report Card Means = A Scholastic article aimed at parents to help them decipher what their child’s report card means, and a plan [...]
Tomorrow is PLAY FOR LITERACY! day, a nationally recognized literacy day that celebrates the fact that so much learning can take place during play. From the ABC Life Literacy website: Play-centered learning Learning happens in many ways and at all ages. Play for Literacy includes all types of play that encourages literacy and numeracy development [...]
Adding on to the list from another post regarding student engagement, I thought of a few other ways I try to engage my students in their learning. 6) Critical Thinking – borrowing from the Critical Thinking Consortium’s definition – by allowing my students to “make reasoned judgements” about a problematic situation or question, rather than simply [...]
Wow – what a memorable past few days: Royal Wedding – a chance to again revisit the constitutional monarchy we live in and the ways in which the crown affects us in Canada even still today. Its also been a great chance to look at the historical reasons for such arrangements, look at what it means [...]
Kirstie Allsopp, of the tv show “Location, Location, Location” has taken up the cause of millions of children everywhere, calling for an end to homework after school. She has called it “deadening, pointless and even “the devil’s work…Family meals, early bedtime, reading together and playing outside are the most important things for young children, and [...]