Last year when teaching my students about social media, I had them complete a poll: what social media applications did they use the most? We were in the midst of studying social media applications, their power and influence but I had an ulterior motive: I wanted to find out their digital patterns to use as… Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to use Instagram in Creating a Culture of Reading at your School
Hi parents of teenagers, it’s me – an annoying teacher trying to tell you how to raise your kids. Well, it’s not all that bad, actually; I’m just telling you that you need to do one thing: get your teenagers to read. It’s REALLY, REALLY important. Actually, research shows that it is the single best… Continue reading An Open Letter to Parents: why your teenager needs to read
Teaching our students about identifying, analyzing and understanding the fake news industry is an essential learning skill.
Why are school administrators backing away from celebrating EQAO achievements? Is this creating complacency in underperforming schools?
What my students want to read in 2017! (and some of my suggestions too). Enjoy on this wonderful #familyliteracyday:)
Do you dread homework time? Join the club. What does the research say about homework, and why have innovative countries like Finland abandoned the practice?
America has a new president-elect: Mr. Donald Trump, and kids want to talk about it, debate opinions, watch news programs and gasp – maybe even read about it or write a reflection expressing their emotions. It’s Christmas come early for teachable moments. More importantly, though, is our role in education to dispel the negative hype and… Continue reading No, the world is not coming to an end: 10 teachable moments about the American Election results to use in the classroom and at home