Question Matrix for Instructional Design

This is a Question Matrix I created to help to explore the curriculum based on important questions we need to be asking ourselves when designing our programs. It was inspired by the work of Dillon (2009). It is very big and complicated – perhaps quite impractical – but it is also very organized and comprehensive.Continue reading “Question Matrix for Instructional Design”

Ontario Math Resources

  Here is a list of some of the best resources to support math in Ontario. Please feel free to add more to the list in the comment section. You can also check out the following blog: Ontario Math Resources   MATH RESOURCES 101 Questions Asking Effective Questions in Math Dan Meyer Blog Differentiating MathContinue reading “Ontario Math Resources”

Globalization: Friend or Foe of Modern Learning?

  Globalization has contributed to an amazing realm of possibility for modern education. But we can’t always assume it is always beneficial. We need to take critical stances as educators, and help ourselves, and our learners, to question what people say and write online. Question the motivations of others. While Globalization is amazing and theContinue reading “Globalization: Friend or Foe of Modern Learning?”

Teaching Math for FNMI Students

  The dominant ways in which math has always been taught in our Western society includes drill, rote learning, and a focus on math ‘authorities’ including the teacher. This poses very serious problems for many of our mathematical learners, particularly for our First Nations, Metis & Inuit (FNMI) learners, whose perspectives and ways of knowingContinue reading “Teaching Math for FNMI Students”

Teaching Math for FNMI Students

  The dominant ways in which math has always been taught in our Western society includes drill, rote learning, and a focus on math ‘authorities’ including the teacher. This poses very serious problems for many of our mathematical learners, particularly for our First Nations, Metis & Inuit (FNMI) learners, whose perspectives and ways of knowingContinue reading “Teaching Math for FNMI Students”

Feedback & Inquiry Twitter Chat Part II

The Feedback Friendly Classroom: Twitter chat Part II of Feedback and Inquiry: March 31, 9PM

Critical Literacy

Our students need us more than ever. Society needs us more than ever. Educators are key to teaching critical literacy. We want our students to think critically about the world around them. We want them to think critically about all information shared through media, and make sure that the information is bias free. Particularly whenContinue reading “Critical Literacy”