Category Archives: Social and Emotional Learning

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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When it Sticks…

How do we know if it has stuck? The driving force behind each decision made for our students is the hope that beyond a surface understanding, that students find value and meaning in what they are learning, and that the … Continue reading

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“Hey, No Stress” – Living Motto

This year I am teaching the grade 6/7 intensive literacy program. Each one of my kids struggles significantly with reading and writing, and the traditional classroom approach has thus far not worked for them. Along with focusing a large portion of … Continue reading

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Don’t take that tone with me…

The power of ‘tone’…. Tone of voice.. an element of communication that can often be lost or misconstrued, whether that be through the use of devices or during face to face conversations. Tone, whether we like it or not greatly … Continue reading

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Be a Duck… let it go

                                  “Be a Duck” “Be a Duck..” A metaphor…how  to handle all that life throws at you – A ducks waxy feathers allow them to … Continue reading

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Understanding Self

While enjoying my early morning Starbucks soy chia latte this morning… I continue my reading of …..The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – by Daniel am Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson…When I come across … Continue reading

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My “ah ha!” moment….

A powerful statement made by Joe Bower in a session focused on rethinking “discipline” has resonated with me all weekend…And has made me rethink my own practice and experiences.. “When a student walks in not knowing how to read, we … Continue reading

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