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 community... Continue Reading →

8 Steps to Integrate Science Curriculum in a Regular or Split Grade Class

Integrating the curriculum in a split grade is challenging even at the best of times. Especially when we have been trained to not see any obvious links between the expectations. For instance, a Grade 2 science curriculum focusses on the states of matter, the Grade 3 curriculum focuses on structures. For many teachers, the ability... Continue Reading →

Inquiry-based learning: harnessing children’s natural curiosity

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A checklist available to help guide your Inquiry planning in Education.

A checklist available to help guide your Inquiry planning in Education.

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Professional Inquiry to Improve Practice in Education

It can be very daunting and challenging to make real changes in our practices as educators.  One way that we can do this is to actively engage in the process of Inquiry. Inquiry is a creative endeavor where teachers do not have to be the ‘experts’. The answers are not necessarily in a textbook, yet... Continue Reading →

Re-imagining Education: Changing Prescriptive Teaching and Assessment Practices in our Schools

We are now 14 years into the 21st Century, yet we are living in an Education system that was built more than 150 years ago. Yet, our children are growing up in a very different world that is interactive, collaborative, and globalized. It is a world where they can now look up new ideas, share... Continue Reading →

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