If you regularly read @teacherevolution.me, you know that I’m all about student feedback. In my classroom, students share in decisions about content, assignments, organization, agenda etc. I’ve learned that to be a great teacher, I have to be a great listener – and that I have to cultivate and honour the student voice in my… Continue reading OSSLT Student Feedback: What we can DO to Improve Their Experience and Scores
Although Ontario schools are supposed to be ‘secular’ environments, it seems that ‘secular’ only applies to certain religions, and allows others to hold religious ceremonies in public schools.
I’m swamped at work. So busy, in fact that I haven’t blogged in nearly a month, but somehow by the grace of God I’ve found 25 minutes to sit and write. My class agendas currently also feel this type of pressure. I’m teaching multiple grade 10 English courses, so we are ramping up towards the… Continue reading The Importance of Teachable Moments
Inquiry Based Teaching is so much more than practicing Inquiry Based Learning. Read on for 10 Characteristics of Inquiry Based Teachers!
Why is it that when questions of the efficacy of education, curriculum, student achievement, etc. arise in Ontario teachers are the last to be consulted (if at all)? One would think that perhaps, as sole providers of daily education to students we may (long shot) have some kind of idea about what is going on… Continue reading The Fallacy of De-Streaming as a Bandaid for Education in Ontario
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Earlier this school year, I wrote about my ongoing battles with secondary students and smartphone use in the classroom. My ‘new’ attempt at controlling the issue was to educate students about the dangers of smartphone use and to let them set their own classroom guidelines collaboratively with me so that… Continue reading The Cell Phone Struggle: Part 2
A couple years ago, as a Special Education Program Leader I attended a professional development session with our board speech pathologists about the importance of vocabulary and the challenges of acquisition for special education students, especially those with LD’s. I was all ears, and what I learned was (in my opinion) shocking. First of all,… Continue reading Tier 2 Vocabulary: The Secret Elixir of Success for Secondary and Post Secondary Education