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Unexpected Inquiry Lessons

I didn’t plan for the conversations that happened in my classroom today. I’ve never had them with a class because I hadn’t thought this way before. Let me explain. My grade 10 art class is a unique bunch that thrives … Continue reading

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What do Educators Fear About Using Technology?

What holds us back from embracing technology in our daily practice? I’ll be talking about these fears with some colleagues in a few months.  I’d love to hear your perspectives.  Please share your ideas in the comments below.  Thanks    

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Self-Reg: a Summary in #Sketchnotes

Earlier this month, TeachOntario provided a Professional Learning Series session with Stuart Shanker, author of Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life, and founder of the MEHRIT Centre.  My current research into the … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Story

Dylan’s story is just beginning, and I’m happy to share some details with you (thank you to Dylan — and Dylan’s Mom — for allowing me to post this). Dylan and I have had several conversations since he took my … Continue reading

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A Healthy Learning Environment: Play + Collaboration

It can be really intimidating to try something new for the first time:  a job, an exercise class, a project, a new recipe…  In fact, unless you have experience with something, fear can hold you back from trying just about … Continue reading

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Play: Essential for Learning

One of the most effective ways to nurture creativity is to provide an environment where artists can explore and experiment freely.  My grade 10 students were introduced to reduction printing this week, and we spent a number of classes having fun with … Continue reading

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New Approaches: #DiveIntoInquiry

I really appreciate using circles with students; it is a way to ensure that they know their voice matters. Today I modified my approach because I wanted to speak about our curriculum and expectations. We would be speaking about the … Continue reading

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