‘While you were absent’– A note for your students

Be a Buddy, Keep a ‘While you were Absent’ Folder! On days that our students are away, it’s a great idea to keep track of what they missed so they can catch up easily the next day or when they … Continue reading →

‘A New Beginning’ — A Letter to be sent to your students each year.

Just as we are starting a new school year, so are students. Having said that, it is essential that we build an immediate bond with them from day one. Among the many ideas of welcoming students into our classroom and … Continue reading →

10 Excellent Science Websites!

This is my second post regarding useful websites that provide science teachers with great resources! Edited to fix broken link! So sorry! Environmental: WWF Canada Schools for a Living Planet http://schools.wwf.ca/index.cfm “WWF-Canada is proud to offer Schools for a Living … Continue reading →

GIZMO (Not from Gremlins)

The first time I recall someone uttering the word “GIZMO” it was in reference to the cute little animal in the movie Gremlins.  But in most recent experiences teacher and student conversations about GIZMOs refers to technology based simulations found at www.explorelearning.com (a fantanstic resource … Continue reading →