DISCLAIMER: Streaming and Integration both have value, I only aim to offer a different perspective and begin a conversation about how best to meet the needs of all our students. Should we invest resources into streamed programs, as a way to more effectively target our intervention efforts? There has been a constant be tug-a-war of … Continue reading To Stream or not to Stream?
Take a moment and reflect... When was the last time you visited your neighbour? Or a classroom at the opposite end of the school? When was the last time you asked a coworker what are they were up to with their class? Inspiration can be found right next door... A conversation could be had that … Continue reading Inspiration found within the walls of your own school
I am starting to breathe ....time to slow down, to breathe and to reflect. Growth - in my students, in myself --- and our plants. I smile... those amazing 'ah ha!' moments, when it finally clicked - connection made! Seeing that light bulb go off, over coming an obstacle, a moment where the lessons became … Continue reading Growth..
First and foremost I have a confession to make ... The only plant I have ever successfully grown was basil - and that was out of a can... on the sill of my bedroom window (where it currently lives as it is only a couple months old!) I have always had a passion for environmental … Continue reading Garden Based Learning!
Today I had an opportunity to experience first hand the challenges of being a TOC. You are entering a class to which you have very a very limited time to create a connection and teach a lesson. I found my "protective momma bear instinct" kicking in as my students struggled to grasp the math concept … Continue reading Responsive Lesson Planning
Today was my first day as an official member of a Grade 3 class, it will be my permanent home! I observed a conundrum of teaching.... Being consistent while simultaneously being flexible. Consistency in language -- "respect your learning"... "gathering place". When teaching a lesson that spreads over more than one day using consistent terms will bridge the … Continue reading Consistently Flexible