Category Archives: Growing Success

Who’s The Teacher?

Last week, I decided to bring my guitar to class.  I had hoped to share what I was learning with my students, but the demonstration developed into something much richer than I had expected. Our class teaching our art teacher … Continue reading

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What is My Role?

This morning, I read Nicki Morden-Cormier’s post about applying the ‘C4L’, a.k.a. conditions for learning.  She reflected on our school board’s Learning Leadership Team meeting last week, and I was glad to re-live the experience through a different lens; one that … Continue reading

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A Model of Thinking

The Arts Curriculum for Ontario has provided educators with two models of thinking that are very helpful for teachers and students.  If we use these models as a foundation on which we build our understanding of course concepts, our learning can … Continue reading

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Yay, Report Cards.

Do you have any idea how good I am at procrastinating?  Absolutely fabulous.  Especially when it comes to calculating report card marks and writing comments.  My house will suddenly become spotless (even the ring around the tub will vanish), my … Continue reading

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Using Google+ Communities to Encourage Feedback

Last semester, my students enjoyed using a Google+ Community to discuss ideas with students in Mexico.  This semester, my grade 12 students are using a  Google+ Community to connect with each other, with me, and their student-teacher. It isn’t always … Continue reading

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Using Google Forms to Encourage Collaboration

#NipRockArt students helped to design their art history project today by responding to this tweet: Gr. 11 #NipRockArt students, please fill out this form before class today: Success Criteria for Art History https://t.co/zmubDU170C — Colleen Rose (@ColleenKR) February 28, 2014 … Continue reading

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Transition to a Choice-Based Classroom

Oxford Dictionaries describes ‘education’ as the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.  This seems rather dry and uninspiring, but if you scroll down a bit, there is another definition: an enlightening experience, as in … Continue reading

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