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Lesson Planning: A Revelation

I am an educator. This is who I am, not simply what I do. From the moment I began formal training to enter my profession, certain practices have been recommended to me. 807 more words


So What is Teaching 2.0?

What is Teaching 2.0? Well that is a good question!

My research and study into how children learn, and my experience with my own children and those I have taught has shown me that kids are just different to when I was one. 283 more words

21st Century Learners


Welcome to conversations that matter in teaching. This site is designed primarily for readers of Teaching That Matters: Engaging Minds, Improving Schools (Rowan & Littlefield, 2014). 177 more words


Education Update #22

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction

As educators, we know that learning is not one size fits all. Yet differentiated instruction (DI) remains elusive as a major part of formal planning. 628 more words

Education & Youth Welfare

5 Practise mistakes Intermediate piano students make

Mistake 1 : Practising in a single long session

Students need to divide their total practise time into 2 or 3 smaller slots, with breaks or other activities in between. 348 more words


The Perils and Promise of Queer Pedagogy

I recently had the pleasure of co-coordinating a session on creating safer classroom space.  In the process, I designed a skit that presented a scenario in which a student is not comfortable discussing LGBT issues as a result of his religious convictions and upbringing.   711 more words

Queer Culture

Dobrin & Weisser: "Breaking Ground in Ecocomposition: Exploring Relationships between Discourse and Environment"

Dobrin, Sidney I. and Christian R. Weisser. “Breaking Ground in Ecocomposition: Exploring Relationships between Discourse and Enviroments.” College English 64.5 (2002): 566-89. Web.

In this article, Dobrin and Weisser provide a foundation for engaging ecocomposition. 401 more words