It doesn't seem to matter what grade I teach - Halloween takes over our lives. Between the candy, costumes, decorations and special school events - my students could not contain their excitement. Our school had our Fall Dance the week before Halloween - which meant that I was really struggling to find a way to … Continue reading This Week In Our Classroom: Halloween
All around education; the buzz word 'inquiry' pops up. Inquiry based learning, Inquiry questions, Inquiry projects - but it is hard to know where to start, what it means and how to assess these projects. This book has been so, so helpful. "Inquiry-based learning is a process used to solve problems, create new knowledge, resolve … Continue reading Review: IQ A Practical Guide to Inquiry Based Learning by Jennifer Watt and Jill Colyer
PBIS world is a site that feeds you behaviour management strategies based on the kinds of behaviour you're seeing in your classroom. It's a really interesting read and there are a mix of interesting new strategies, tried and true classics, and some that are a bit shaky. For example: Student A is a name calling … Continue reading Review: PBIS world
I am now one day into my third day of school and currently feeling like I've been hit by a truck. As some of you may have noticed from the photos of my classroom, I am not teaching in my comfort zone this year, but took on a grade 3 class. It is a departure … Continue reading Hard Days
The first day of school is full of mixed emotions for me (which I would assume is the same for 99.9999% of teachers). I’ve actually never been at a school for more than a year, and so I always am the “new” teacher. This means meeting new coworkers, getting the lay of the land and … Continue reading Back to School Blues?