Category Archives: Ontario

Art + Innovation

Every now and then, a student will surprise me.  My grade 9 art class is studying the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson and Emily Carr as part of their final task.  They have some written work as well as a … Continue reading

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I am sitting on a plane, on my way back to Thunder Bay from Toronto, after #TLLP2016.  Three days devoted to learning more about our project, clarifying our thinking and working toward our goals.  I am so thankful that Lindsay … Continue reading

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Andragogy: a New World of Learning

I hadn’t heard the term andragogy until about three weeks ago, when I was listening to a podcast from #EdChat Radio while running on the treadmill.  In this episode, Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair discuss the usefulness of Professional Development with their … Continue reading

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Let’s Welcome @Dorion8765 to Twitter

I figured out how to put video on Twitter. Here is some art from our class. #sgdsblearns — Grade 5/6/7/8 Dorion (@Dorion8765) March 31, 2016 It was so great to see a new Twitter account yesterday, especially from my … Continue reading

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What If I’m Not The Best Teacher For You?

This question caught the attention of my students today: “What if I’m not the best teacher for you?” — Colleen Rose (@ColleenKR) September 21, 2015   I am an art teacher, but every now and then, depending on our school … Continue reading

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ArtEscapes & The Group of Seven

In just over a week, ArtEscapes will be held at the Red Rock Marina and Interpretive Centre.  Seven local artists will be participating, and I’m looking forward to being part of this exciting event. Over the past week, I have worked with … Continue reading

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Learning About E-Learning

I always rolled my eyes at the jokes about commitment on sit-coms.  When the topic of marriage popped up, you would see the deer-in-the-headlights look, sweating, and panicked avoidance (this seemed to happen to men on shows that thrive on stereotypes). … Continue reading

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