Teaching Reflections

Arguments for Teacher Performance Pay in Ontario

What are your thoughts regarding teacher performance pay in Ontario? I believe it’s something we should explore as a profession. Read on to learn why…

Teaching Reflections · Topics for Parents and Students

Dear Lisa Thompson…

Yesterday was a disappointing day for Ontario’s teachers, parents and students. On a day when we reached out to begin good-faith consultations with Ontario’s Ford government, we instead  heard you blame teachers and unions for a student walkout at schools across the province, when in reality it was your government’s policies that sparked this action.

cannabislegalization · Teaching Reflections

Dear Ontario Government: The legalization of cannabis will impact schools. We’d appreciate some guidance and resources.

Dear Wise Ontario Government Officials, I’ve been putting off writing this piece for a while thinking…it’s getting close- there must be something coming. But here I am – Saturday, October 13th and as of today Ontario educators have received no guidance or resources regarding the legalization of cannabis on October 17th. For me, as a… Continue reading Dear Ontario Government: The legalization of cannabis will impact schools. We’d appreciate some guidance and resources.

genius time · Teaching Reflections · Technology in Education

Why Teacher PD Should be Genius Time

I’ve attended approximately 90 professional development days in my career as a teacher to date, but can honestly say that only 5 of them have had a positive, lasting effect on my practice. You don’t have to be a mathematician to see that those odds aren’t good. Some have been memorable for other reasons…..like the time one of… Continue reading Why Teacher PD Should be Genius Time