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?
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
Today was a SCORCHER it is September 25th and it is 32 C but with humidity feels like 38 and let me tell you my classroom is not a cool one. By the end of the day today it was 28 in the room. Today was a lesson in not pushing. Did I spend my … Continue reading Hotter than hot
“In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.” This writing activity is based on the Global Goals that have been set out by the United Nations. Last week was Global … Continue reading Lesson Plan: Global Goals, Opinion Writing