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'Making Thinking Visible' - an invaluable teacher resource

One of my favourite books this year has been ‘Making Thinking Visible’ by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison. This book is an invaluable resource for any teacher wanting to understand and incorporate thinking routines into their classroom practice. 321 more words

Bring on the fun!

Yesterday was a professional development day and it was probably one of the best PDs that my district has put together.  In addition to a content area session, there was a keynote given by Dean Shareski (@shareski) who presented about embracing a culture of joy.   453 more words

Teaching Strategies

Teaching Symposium 2017

As the final capstone to our Teacher Education program at the University of Ottawa, we had the opportunity to choose from a selection of workshops over the course of a two-day… 1,059 more words


What I wish I knew starting out

This weekend, I was asked: What do you wish you had known when you first started teaching economics?

Although there are plenty of economics concepts I wish I’d understood better back in 2002, like the relationship between bonds and interest rates, how to calculate terms of trade, what a liquidity trap is (I told kids it wasn’t a real thing!) and how to explain a monopoly graph, most of my responses were more about teaching strategies than content. 477 more words

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What is Inquiry-Based Learning?

This video explains the teaching methodology Inquiry-Based Learning. It was created for the Inspiring Science Education Project as part of a series of videos to promote the use of Inquiry-Based Learning.

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OCSB Learning Technologies SummIT 2017

Today, I had the chance to participate in the OCSB Learning Tech Department’s 2017 SummIT. As we congregated in the Learning Commons of Immaculata High School for the morning welcome, I was struck by the energy and enthusiasm of the teachers in the room. 1,275 more words