21st Century Learning: A Time of Change for Teachers and Students

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” (Eric Hoffer) Today, all the teachers in our board participated in professional development centred around 21st … Continue reading →

Literacy Planning Sheet: An Organizational Tool

How many times do you read a piece of text, be it a poem, book, article, song lyrics, and think about how it can be utilized to teach concepts in literacy to your students?  I have found that I do … Continue reading →

Assessment as Learning: Student Self-Assessment During Math Lessons

Assessment as learning has to do with metacognition, which is simply “thinking about thinking.”  During assessment as learning, students would think about their own knowledge, learning, and thinking in order to gain a better understanding of how well they have … Continue reading →

Substitute Teachers ~ What you should leave for your substitute

What do you leave as plans when you are away? How about in your folder as information to the substitute teacher? First, let me start by saying that substitute teachers are educated, knowledgeable and also teachers.  This post is not … Continue reading →

Parent Communication: Sharing Good News!

Do you sometimes feel that you only communicate with parents when you need to inform them about a problem with their child?  Teachers communicate with parents on a regular basis regarding areas where students are struggling, incomplete homework, behaviour issues, … Continue reading →

Parent Night ~ A few tips

As we are well on our way within the school year, it is time to start and to also continue to build a collaborative relationship with the parents, caregivers, and guardians of the students we teach.  These nights are not … Continue reading →