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Theories of Learning and their Roles in Teaching

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Maimonides… 424 more words

Instructional Practice

Standards and Informal Science

Last Friday I was participating in a panel discussion about connecting informal science learning and classroom science–and the question of connecting informal science to standards came up. 1,785 more words

Schools

My Favourite - Getting Students Talking to Each Other about Math #MTBoS Week 2

So “my favourite” in my math classes is really quite general: student-to-student conversation. This does not entail formal math talks per se, but activities or investigations in which we engage that naturally encourage, or even necessitate, students working together and discussing the concepts or strategies. 607 more words

Staying Inside the Lines: Reflections on Learning from my Adult Colouring Book

I have never been very good at art. Dramatic Arts yes, music definitely, but visual arts were never my cup of tea. Despite this, I asked for and received an adult colouring book for Christmas, and I must admit that I’ve become slightly obsessed with it. 843 more words

Why Most Professional Development Stinks—and How You Can Make It Better

At the end of summer vacation, the agenda or itinerary for pre-planning week arrives in the mail, and the feelings take over like the charge of a rushing flood with the thought of “PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.” It happens to the best and worst of us as we ponder what we’d rather be doing in our course teams or classrooms than taking useless PD. 1,112 more words

Learning

How do we teach culture?

This is the third article in a series dedicated to the Enduring Ideas presented in the front matter of the revised Ontario FSL Curriculum.

In the document, this enduring idea is titled: Interdependence of Language and Culture. 546 more words

Self-paced, Student-Centered

Last week I joined a group of science and math teachers to talk about how the new school year was going. One of the teachers is working in a school where the administrative directive is to shift to “proficiency based” and “student-paced” learning. 1,464 more words

School Change