The Classroom Line Up: A First Nations Perspective

I recently broached the topic of the ‘Classroom Line-Up’ with my husband, who is of First Nations descent. I was interested in learning if First Nations communities may have different perspectives about the act of the classroom Line-Up. I firmly believe that we as educators, all need to work to integrate First Nations, Metis, &Continue reading “The Classroom Line Up: A First Nations Perspective”

11 Tips to Creating your Ideal Educational Blog

Blogging is an excellent way for Educators to reach out to parents and the surrounding community. It is also a great way to post information that students can access wherever they may be. However, it can also seem like a daunting task, especially since many of us grew up being taught to write with properContinue reading “11 Tips to Creating your Ideal Educational Blog”

Fostering a Culture of Professional Learning in our Schools

  Recently I have been thinking about the whole concept of ‘Differentiation’ and how Educators use Differentiated Instructional techniques within the Classroom to meet the learning needs of all students. So, how can a culture of Differentiation in technology be available for Educators, to facilitate the learning process when it comes to implementing 21st CenturyContinue reading “Fostering a Culture of Professional Learning in our Schools”

Thoughts on the Nature of Human Beings and the Learning Process

  Throughout evolution, people have always needed to be able to take in relevant information from the surrounding environment, synthesize it and formulate a plan of action, or face possible death. While the threat of death has been a key part of our evolutionary past, it is certainly not something that we need to contendContinue reading “Thoughts on the Nature of Human Beings and the Learning Process”

Ethical Principles for Educators: Promoting the Dignity of all Students

  Everyday, educators come together both in and out of our schools in order to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural success for all students, thus enabling them to function to their highest potential in an ever-changing society. This includes promoting and supporting inclusive and ethical models when working with exceptional children. The data from assessments are invaluable, and mustContinue reading “Ethical Principles for Educators: Promoting the Dignity of all Students”

Educational Leadership and Principles of Cognitive Psychology

Educational Leaders can benefit greatly from the principles of Cognitive Psychology. It is a valid, quantifiable field that is able to help us understand a wide range of issues as they pertain to Education and Learning. The research behind Cognition has been focussed on how we think and the way we learn, and more specifically on theContinue reading “Educational Leadership and Principles of Cognitive Psychology”

Globalization and our Schools

  Globalization is affecting our classrooms, culturally, linguistically, technologically, environmentally, economically, politically, socially, and the list goes on. Many of the developments that go along with Globalization, such as technological developments, provide new opportunities and productive changes in our classrooms and education system. However, we must also grapple with the pace of Globalization and theContinue reading “Globalization and our Schools”

Key Characteristics of Effective Educators

  The relationship between Educator and student is so important, especially during the students formative years. To be able to engage students in the learning process effectively, the reality is that this relationship needs to be perceived of as strong, solid, and based on trust and respect. Effective Educators are those who have strong relationshipsContinue reading “Key Characteristics of Effective Educators”