Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC

Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC The purposes of a Library Learning Commons are inherent in the 5 Standards of the Canadian Library Association. They can be found in the Leading Learning Document. They are as follows: Facilitating collaborative engagement to cultivate and empower a community of learners. Advancing the learning community to achieve school goals. CultivatingContinue reading “Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC”

Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC

Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC The purposes of a Library Learning Commons are inherent in the 5 Standards of the Canadian Library Association. They can be found in the Leading Learning Document. They are as follows: Facilitating collaborative engagement to cultivate and empower a community of learners. Advancing the learning community to achieve school goals. CultivatingContinue reading “Learning Commons Technology Mini-MOOC”

‘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 theContinue reading “‘Quiet’? or ‘Conversational’ Classrooms”

Innovation with Relationships in Education

This morning we had the privilege of listening to George Couros speak about Innovation. This was very inspiring to me because I am passionate about knowledge building, innovation, and incorporating FNMI values, cultures and perspectives into my learning environments. In my opinion, learning in education is also enhanced through play. Innovation can emerge through ‘Play’,Continue reading “Innovation with Relationships in Education”

It is not about the technology. It is about what we do with it.

This year I have been greatly inspired from a Teacher-Librarian at another school, who has been an expert at garnering support for reading amazing Canadian Literature!  More specifically – The Forest of Reading from the Ontario Library Association.  What I love most about what she does, is that she has built a strong global sense of communityContinue reading “It is not about the technology. It is about what we do with it.”

Are you a Holistic Educator? Or a Dancing Monkey?

Holistic teaching involves more than just curriculum expectations and standardized testing. It is about teaching our students to connect their own feelings, emotions, and experiences with the knowledge to create meaning. Teaching holistically is important to foster a culture of inclusiveness, cooperation, and empathy in our classrooms. We may understand the philosophy behind the holisticContinue reading “Are you a Holistic Educator? Or a Dancing Monkey?”