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The Weekly Text, July 7, 2017

One week into the summer break, and I am taking advantage of everything New York City has to offer in this season, including the wonderful  233 more words


The Weekly Text, June 23, 2017

Summer break is nigh upon us here in New York City, and not a moment too soon. For the past couple of weeks we have endured the inanity of the New York State Regents Examinations. 158 more words


Learning modifications for all ...

In an attempt to create individual learning plans that are meaningful and useful, we have launched a mini inquiry. We are noticing that there is a myriad of accommodations that teachers make without even thinking about them. 434 more words


Happy Support Staff Day!

Today is Support Staff Day! My school provided a very nice morning tea for all of us. It is good to be recognised for our contributions within the education sector, and I’d like to give a big shout out to all the Support Staff out there – the receptionists, teacher’s aides, cleaners, assistants and everyone else who helps to keep everything running – you’re awesome!


Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow

(An old friend of mine who teaches at the college level emailed me over the weekend with questions about E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime. It has been more than 30 years since I read the novel, and my reading of it was no doubt colored and informed by the movie, which I saw before reading the book. 206 more words


Maths - skills taught in isolation?

Our maths session begins before I walk into the room today. The children have spotted this image on my desk and are chatting about how to solve it. 309 more words