• G is for Galileo

    Galileo experimented, pondered, and tested theories thereby laying the foundations of what we now know as the scientific method. He was also a keen observer, inventer and thought deeply on almost everything - definite...
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  • I is for Imagine

    A humble imitation of Margaret Atwood's reveries on a piece of bread. Imagine a classroom. You don't have to imagine it, you're in it right now. The colourful poster on the wall with the sparkly starts that says "Shoo...
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  • Now More Than Ever--Why Theory Matters

    The discovery of Reading Recovery began at the intersection of research, practice and policy concerns--too may aboriginal children in New Zealand were falling through the cracks and nothing was being done about it....
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  • How Teachers can Prepare to Talk about George Floyd Come September

    As I watched the news features, Facebook post and countless Instagram stories flooding mass media with George Floyd’s inhuman death, I could not help but think about the ramifications for our students and how ed...
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  • 5 Year-End Activities to Have Fun and Celebrate Students During Remote Learning

    The end of June usually signifies celebrations and reminiscing about the school year. This year of course is a very different experience for staff and students and I’ve been reflecting on that. With inspiration ...
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  • Learning to pivot to a more literate, digitally capable education system

    REPOST AS A BLOG...   I've been battling the demons inherent in how remote learning has been rolling out in Ontario since this all kicked off:  Dusty World: Surviving First Contact With The Enemy &...
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  • Taking a Pandemic Pause: Remote Reflections

      I’ve lost track now of how many weeks we are into remote learning in Ontario but I believe it is nine weeks and entering our tenth. I have been doing a lot of self-reflection throughout this process both ...
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  • Thinking Routines - Definitely Great for Remote Learning!

    During the teaching of the AQ Course called Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, I often introduce students to the work of Ron Ritchhart and Project Zero from Harvard’...
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  • Coding? Now!? Who Cares?

    Note: Learning resources, webinars, and webinar recordings are posted below. SHARE widely. Why Code Now? Who Cares? Code to Learn at Home! What's Available Now? Lynx Coding — Free for Canad...
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  • Remote Learning Opportunities from Taking IT Global

    Taking IT Global is an Ontario based not-for-profit organization that has been empowering youth and supporting educators for 20 years. peter.skillen and I are involved in a project called Code To Learn in partner...
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  • Tips for Supporting Home Learning

    Due to my past work as an Educational Consultant, I have been getting lots of questions from neighbours, friends and family about how to manage this unusual time. So in the spirit of supporting one another, I thought ...
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  • S is for System

    A little while ago I read a “Saturday Email” from George Couros, Something Personal, Professional, and Profound – (Email #2), where he talked about the importance of systems over goals. He ponde...
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  • R is for Reflection

    MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL…Usually, when we talk about reflection in education we are referring to assessment and evaluation. We evaluate through reflecting, that is, thoughtful consideration (#7) or meditatio...
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  • Q is for Questions and Not Getting Caught in the Quagmire

    "If we want to live wider and deeper lives, not just faster ones, we have to practice patience -- patience with ourselves, with other people, and with the big and small circumstances of life itself." M. J. Ryan ...
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  • P is for Patience

    "If we want to live wider and deeper lives, not just faster ones, we have to practice patience -- patience with ourselves, with other people, and with the big and small circumstances of life itself." M. J. Ryan ...
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  • N is for Navigation

    I love old maps. They speak to me of adventure, exploration, new worlds. Ultimately, they tell stories, and being an English teacher, I love stories! Sea map of Portugal Gedaente en ... vant Landt van Portugal; from...
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  • M is for Mindset

    There is a lot of talk about mindset in education today, and I agree, it is important; I just think that we put too much emphasis on only one type of mindset and we need to broaden our scope. I see mindset on three le...
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  • O is for Outside the Box

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  • The Class of 2030, What Skills Will They Need?

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  • L is for Light

    The darkest hour is just before the dawn. Let there be light. (A teacher’s life) DAWNIlluminate, elucidate, fill with curiosity and wonder. MORNINGBring to light. Use a light touch. Trip the light fantastic...
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