¬† There are several key reasons that need to be involved with formally assessing student literacy: First, we can gain key diagnostic information about the current skills that our students have. We also can glean key information about the previous knowledge and experiences of our students through meaningful diagnostic assessments. Second, it provides opportunities for... Continue Reading →

‘Quiet’? or ‘Conversational’ Classrooms

The term 'Quiet' in our traditional school classrooms, often equates to 'compliance'. This was very important when our traditional school system was built over 100 years ago. It was essential that we had compliance from our students to adequately train them for the industrial era. When I think of quiet classrooms, I think about the... Continue Reading →

Math Communication: Brief Podcast

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Math and Communication

The strategies we use to teach math are coming under a lot of consideration these days. I do believe that curriculum frameworks are changing for the better within a changing society. We are moving from a purely behaviouralistic view of curriculum as drill, repetition, basic skills instruction and review. Curriculum under this view is highly... Continue Reading →

5 Considerations for Welcoming Environments in our Schools

Fostering welcoming environments in education is essential for improving learning and engagement. Schools can help acknowledge students by representing their cultural diversity. This can be done by embedding cultural symbols, and practices into our buildings, classrooms, and online environments that serve to help make students and parents feel welcome and important.However, it is a challenge... Continue Reading →

Blogging in Education

The continual and unrelenting in-flux of 21st¬†Century Technologies into our realm of communicating, sharing and obtaining information, has influenced the type of Literacy Skills that students need. As a result, it has never been more important for students to learn how to critically analyse and integrate new digital literacies into learning. This includes the use... Continue Reading →

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 proper... Continue Reading →

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