Literacy · Teaching Reflections · Topics for Parents and Students

EQAO results do matter; why can’t they be celebrated? And why can’t we use them as red flags for schools that are struggling?

Why are school administrators backing away from celebrating EQAO achievements? Is this creating complacency in underperforming schools?

Technology in Education · Teaching Reflections · Topics for Parents and Students

The binder is dead; go paperless using online learning journals! Easy. Engaging. Evaluative.

I LOVE online learning communities for educators. Although I’ve really only started following some great teachers on Twitter, Facebook and Teachers Pay Teachers this school year, I genuinely feel like I’ve learned more over the past few months about pedagogy and cool new teaching ideas than I have in the past 10. This is where I… Continue reading The binder is dead; go paperless using online learning journals! Easy. Engaging. Evaluative.

Health and Wellness for Teachers · Teaching Reflections · Topics for Parents and Students

5 Reasons YOU NEED a stand up desk in your classroom

A fringe benefit of my 21st century classroom has been acquiring a stand up desk. At first, I wasn’t too sure about it. How could I mark standing up? Type? Conference with students? I could envision teaching and lecturing or modelling on the Smartboard, but nothing really beyond that. Then, I saw THIS on Facebook…….Sitting… Continue reading 5 Reasons YOU NEED a stand up desk in your classroom