Sharing the Planet (VIDEO) – Making Learning Visible

I never realised just how significant it was to “make learning visible” until I saw it created with purpose within my own classroom.  As an educator, I’m always appreciative of learning something new.  In fact, it’s a celebration.  I always try my best to ensure that my students know we are always learning.  Learning doesn’t ever stop … More Sharing the Planet (VIDEO) – Making Learning Visible

Beginning the year mindfully… My personal journey.

#Mindfulness is a hot topic. You could even say, it’s trending. I’m fortunate to be teaching at a school where SELM is one of our five pillars, and I’m even more grateful to have a Mindful Mentor at our school. I’d love to share with others all my knowledge and ‘know how.’ Unfortunately, I’m just … More Beginning the year mindfully… My personal journey.

#Inquiry: What do good learners do to help themselves learn?

TD Theme: Who We Are Central Idea: Our individual uniqueness contributes to our learning community.   You know when you hit on a really amazing learning engagement and it works!? When it’s something you can do year after year, and each year it changes because of the directions students take it in? I’d like to … More #Inquiry: What do good learners do to help themselves learn?

Workshops, ideas, mini-inquiries…” What do good learners do to help themselves learn?”

It’s always the best when you come back from a workshop completely invigorated.  Attending Kath Murdoch’s Inquiry workshop was better than I would have expected because of how empowered I felt afterwards.  I had been toying with the idea of having a Makerspace in my classroom for sometime but struggling with how to use it … More Workshops, ideas, mini-inquiries…” What do good learners do to help themselves learn?”

New School Year = New Goal: #GrowthMindset #FlexibleSeating

Over the summer, while my husband and I were back home in Canada, we attended an #IBpyp Inquiry workshop in Vancouver.  It gave me an opportunity to reflect on how my teaching practice has continued to evolve.  It also gave me time to do some goal setting. I had been toying with the idea about … More New School Year = New Goal: #GrowthMindset #FlexibleSeating

Dr. Marian Small – How to foster critical thinking in math…

One of the greatest things about being a teacher is the constant push in our profession to become better.  We know the better we get, the better our students will get.  It is this knowledge, that motivates and encourages me to keep learning.  Yesterday, we were fortunate to take part in a PD opportunity with Dr. … More Dr. Marian Small – How to foster critical thinking in math…