Feedback & Inquiry Twitter Chat Part II

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

Play for Innovative and Resilient Learners

  Innovation through ‘Play’ is essential for all students. It promotes a growth mindset and is inclusive of all student values, identities, voices and cultures. This includes all students with FNMI backgrounds. When learners can engage in play, their potential for learning will dramatically increase. A big part of this is because play not onlyContinue reading “Play for Innovative and Resilient Learners”

Walking the Good Path in Life: Digital Citizenship and The Seven Grandfather Teachings

From a First Nations perspective, you ‘Walk the Good Path’ when you demonstrate The Seven Grandfather Teachings. When you live your best life, you demonstrate Truth, Love, Humility, Courage, Honesty, Respect, & Bravery. Now, this is true in our physical worlds, as it is in our virtual and digital worlds. We all have a responsibility to helpContinue reading “Walking the Good Path in Life: Digital Citizenship and The Seven Grandfather Teachings”

Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Adolescent Development

Recently, I was reminded of the importance of understanding childhood development, and how it applies to social media and digital citizenship. Our children, particularly our adolescents, are heavily engaged in social media during a crucial time of physical, emotional, and mental developmental changes. This translates to potential problems in these areas if they are disruptedContinue reading “Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Adolescent Development”

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 usedContinue reading “Professional Ethics for Educators”

4 Top Communication Skills for Educators

  Using effective communication skills in our learning environments will promote student voice, equity, balance, literacy skills, and academic success! I am currently Instructing a College Course in Psychology that promotes key counselling skills via Desire2Learn LMS.  I am able to work with a cohort of amazing candidates who are not in the education profession.Continue reading “4 Top Communication Skills for Educators”

Edtech: Harnessing Student Voice and Promoting Equity

    Educational Technology can be used to promote equity in our learning spaces, harness student voice, and provide new avenues for students to cultivate their passions in life. Educators can choose to use this edtech meaningfully in our learning spaces. We can use it for purposes including connecting, creating, knowledge building, publishing, giving studentsContinue reading “Edtech: Harnessing Student Voice and Promoting Equity”