Facilitating a Digital Publishing Program in my new Education Commons Role

  Last year started out as an exciting year, where I had the opportunity to launch a Student Publishing Program in our Library. Inspired by the SAMR and Technology Integration Matrix, and the TPACK models, I decided to design a Digital Publishing Program. As I continue with this initiative in this new school year, IContinue reading “Facilitating a Digital Publishing Program in my new Education Commons Role”

Making the Shift to Inquiry Based Instruction

  Currently I am re-examining my instructional practice, and trying to understand how I can effectively teach students to nurture a sense of wonder about the Natural world around us. With my current focus, on integrating FNMI strategies into the Science Curriculum, I have decided that Inquiry Based Learning is a strategy worthy of researchingContinue reading “Making the Shift to Inquiry Based Instruction”

Creating Welcoming Environments in our Schools and Libraries

  In many schools, there can be a lack of cultural diversitiy, symbols and practices that make students and parents feel welcome and important. This is unfortunate, because creating Welcoming Environments are essential to improving Student Learning. However, it is a challenge to continually create Welcoming Environments in our schools. With increasing demands surrounding schoolContinue reading “Creating Welcoming Environments in our Schools and Libraries”

Cognitive Science: How thoughts and behaviours impact achievement and success in Education

Cognitive Science 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 the systematic biases in of the schemas that we hold about theContinue reading “Cognitive Science: How thoughts and behaviours impact achievement and success in Education”