Category Archives: Personalized Education (Responsive Teaching)

To Stream or not to Stream?

  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 … Continue reading

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Inspiration found within the walls of your own school

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 … Continue reading

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Growth..

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 … Continue reading

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Garden Based Learning!

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 … Continue reading

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Responsive Lesson Planning

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 … Continue reading

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Consistently Flexible

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 … Continue reading

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