I firmly believe that for our students to be successful, they need to be able to collaborate. I have had to work with people in every job I've ever had, not to mention the all-too- frequent group projects in university and teacher's college. It is an integral skill for the modern world, and my students … Continue reading This Week in Our Classrooms: Group Challenge
I know that I should be following the advice in our Mental Health post, but I'll be honest - this week I am completely swamped. I am usually pretty good at balancing life and school but every so often, the scale tips and it feels like everything is happening at once. Admittedly, a lot is … Continue reading Balance? What balance?
This was a super fun little project that I used as my evaluation for area and perimeter when I was teaching a 6/7 split. I found that even in grade 7 some of my students were having trouble remembering the difference between area and perimeter so making them do both really helped solidify. The 7's … Continue reading Lesson Plan: Amusement Park Area and Perimeter
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
Marking seems to be the necessary evil of teaching. I am finding that to be particularly true when teaching Grade 8 math. Every question we work on in class gets a chorus of "are we handing this in?" if the response isn't a yes, half of my class doesn't even bother to do it. I … Continue reading 5 Tips to Mark Less and Live More