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This is transformative…

Sitting in a staff meeting… Teachers seated in the audience, a select group of people at the front leading the meeting dispensing information. Information that may be important to know yet an inefficient way to accomplish the task. That day I remember one statement – emphatically declared that sat like an irritating pebble in myContinue reading “This is transformative…”

We Are Connected

This photo captured my imagination immediately. I’m glad it landed in the collection of family photos. I’ve often wondered about these serious and strong looking individuals with their sheepskin vests, beautiful embroidered shirts and well worn work boots. Hafia, the young woman in the the top left this photo is the great grandmother of ourContinue reading “We Are Connected”

The Joy of Cycling

I fly down the trails, I hear a joyful shout as another cyclist approaches, “Happy cycling! And what could be better? Blue sky, yellow leaves, the earthy smell of fall.

Grade 3 Using My Maps

Grade three students in my online class are currently learning how economic factors shape communities. What are the main goods and services produced by the communities we are learning about? What goods and services do the communities import from and export to other parts of the world? Where, on a globe and/or map, are theContinue reading “Grade 3 Using My Maps”

Co-Creating Learning Stories

Inspiration! ¬†Once again gathering with my colleagues, participating in great sessions and connecting to new ideas, meant that this was another enjoyable and worthwhile teacher’s convention. I use photographs in my classroom as a way for students to share what they have learned and as a jumping off point for stories and further reflection. OurContinue reading “Co-Creating Learning Stories”

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