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 blendedContinue reading “Tips for Running Blended Learning Environment with your Students”

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?”

Top 10 Criteria for Choosing Edtech

  There are important considerations that need to be at the forefront of our decision making when it comes to choosing edtech. When we metaphorically ‘grab’ onto the technology and use it without thought as to how it affects our pedagogy, we may be putting our learners at a a disadvantage. Therefore, there are severalContinue reading “Top 10 Criteria for Choosing Edtech”

Reflections on Mindsets & the Psychology of Success

  Teachers expectations of students abilities in the classroom play significant roles in learner success. Likewise, learner mindsets have strong impacts in education. The best way to realize the potential within ourselves and the potential within others, especially our learners is, to set and identify reasonable goals – not as ultimate boundaries to where you can goContinue reading “Reflections on Mindsets & the Psychology of Success”

Learning Disabilities: Early Identification and Consistency

  In this day in age, some organizations definitely ‘push’ for early identification of children who have Learning Disabilities (LD). This is often in contrast to school systems who prefer to wait until children are 8 years old before diagnoses are made. However, early identification of LD’s is warranted, because research does in fact demonstrateContinue reading “Learning Disabilities: Early Identification and Consistency”

Edtech, Boundaries of Competence, Student Success

When educators talk about all of the great ways to incorporate technology into the classroom, it is easy to make education about the technology and not the message or curriculum, or the whole student. However, it is wise to start with the learning goals that are based on the curriculum and needs of the students.Continue reading “Edtech, Boundaries of Competence, Student Success”