Dear Minister Lecce and Premier Ford, I realize that you have a big decision on your hands this week regarding school re-openings in Ontario, and that you are receiving “conflicting” advice from medical officials regarding whether or not it is “safe” to re-open them. Although you’ll most likely not read this open letter, I thought… Continue reading Open Letter to Minister Lecce and Premier Ford: OPEN OUR SCHOOLS
Stay tuned for the five easy peasy ways I increase my teaching income between approximately $10,000-$15,000/year.
As a parent and teacher, nearly every conversation I’ve had in the past couple weeks has focused on the topic of whether or not to send kids back to school due to the threat of COVID 19 and/or disruption of COVID-19 restrictions and rules. Spoiler alert: I’m sending my kids back to school – for… Continue reading 10 Easy Strategies to make Literacy a Family Activity this Fall
When students learn how to question effectively, they are thinking deeply: about purpose, audience, reliability, bias, etc. We teach them to think rather than blindly accept everything that is communicated to them at face value.
Regardless of semantics, the function of teaching and learning online is the same wether you are using elearning courses or other technology based delivery methods. Moreover, for these digital learning platforms to be successful, teachers and students must follow three key steps: organization and routine, meaningful communication, and engaging content/work completion.
After mulling it over for a couple days, I decided to create a Coronavirus Journal for my own kids and students. This journal can be adapted to kids of all ages, and includes 10 activities aimed at encouraging students to think, learn, research, read, write and even have fun with memes!
Dear Ontario Parents,
Don’t stress about withheld report cards. Seriously. They really aren’t the ‘cat’s meow’ you think they are.
This is actually a great opportunity for you to change the way you look at school assessment and feedback about your child. The ball’s in your court; here’s how you can make a play.
Want to sneak in literacy and numeracy learning into your family or classroom holiday activities? Read on for some inspiration!
Is group work overrated? What benefits and drawbacks does it have for students and how can teachers make the most of it?
Over the past couple weeks, Ontario teachers have been up in arms in arms about the repealing then, re-structuring of the sex ed curriculum. As an observer, I’ve kind of shrugged my shoulders about this because as an English teacher I know that many of us tackle these topics in our classrooms regularly – regardless… Continue reading Social Issues in Ontario will always have a home in English Class!