Let me summarize this for everyone just to bring it home:
- The largest identifiable ‘group’ of students in Applied high school courses in Ontario are white males.
- There is a significant achievement gap in literacy skills between female and male students in Ontario.
- There is a significant achievement gap in literacy skills between Academic and Applied students in Ontario.
Read on for a brief overview of what’s new, how to prepare students, and what may lie ahead…
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
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