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 only... Continue Reading →

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 →

Educational change and implementation of new pedagogies is essential in this day in age. This change also needs to equally encompass FNMI values, perspectives, cultures and knowledge. The fastest growing population in Canada is the FNMI population. The ever increasing population of FNMI youth needs to be equally recognized in Canadian schools. If we do... 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 →

Changing Pedagogies and Student Voice

Today it seems as though pedagogy is becoming a word we are hearing about a lot more.  A word that is starting to seep beyond education and government, into other institutions, organizations and aspects of society that have genuine interests in the future of our children. The evidence certainly points toward the idea that we... 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 →

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 students... Continue Reading →

11 Tips to Creating your Ideal Educational Blog

Blogging is an excellent way for Educators to reach out to parents and the surrounding community. It is also a great way to post information that students can access wherever they may be. However, it can also seem like a daunting task, especially since many of us grew up being taught to write with proper... Continue Reading →

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