Make School Different!

Thanks to @DougPete for tagging me in the ongoing meme #makeschooldifferent : Here are some of the things that I think we need to stop 'pretending' in our schools:  We have to stop pretending that: 1. Content matters more than the skills. Content can be Googled.  Further, writing a test will only work well for those... Continue Reading →

Math Communication: Brief Podcast

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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 →

SAMR, Collaborative Inquiry & Tech enabled Learning

Earlier this year I began a collaborative teacher inquiry that would set up a technological framework for supporting literacy in the lives of our students, and increasing knowledge. My framework fit very nicely with Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model. The following is an example of one way I am incorporating the SAMR into literacy. Different Entry... Continue Reading →

What is important in Education?

What is Important in Education?   I have recently been doing some reading and listening to  John Seely Brown, and so much of what he has discussed in his work resonates with my own thought processes and inquiries right now. As I think about how our education system needs to change in order to promote... Continue Reading →

Professional Ethics for Educators

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 must be used... Continue Reading →

Tips for Running Blended Learning Environment with your Students

  Three years ago, I embarked on a challenge to integrate FNMI knowledge and blended learning with all of the Grade 3 students in my school. I teach AQ and college courses with D2L, so how hard could it be? It was quite challenging to say the least. So challenging, I decided to put the blended... Continue Reading →

Are we preparing our students for the world outside the classroom?

Education is both directly impacted by changes in our world, yet is also responsible for preparing and ensuring that our society's children are ready to survive and thrive in our world. There is no doubt about it, rapidly evolving technologies and economies are having significant impacts on the socioeconomic status of families. Education can either... Continue Reading →

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