Pixabay: Royalty Free Stock Photos for Teachers and Professionals

One thing that few people realize is that not every picture on the internet is fair game for teacher use.  At the end of the day, will you face legal reprimands for using a picture you downloaded from someone's website?  Probably not.  But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to stick to using legal images.  … Continue reading Pixabay: Royalty Free Stock Photos for Teachers and Professionals

Student Vote in Canadian Classrooms

Student Vote allows students to learn about Canadian democracy by taking part in a mock election.  Through this initiative, students learn about the different parties in their local riding, while also walking through a realistic election process that will prepare them to cast their first official ballot when they read the age of maturity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZlp7VUG5Eo   … Continue reading Student Vote in Canadian Classrooms

John Malloy’s Keynote Speech at TDSB Unleashing Learning 2018 (Summarized)

Unleashing Learning - April 3rd, 2018John Malloy, Keynote Speaker“We serve and support students.”-John Malloy https://youtu.be/V7U4q7SRNeA On April 3rd, 2018, I was lucky enough to be present at the Toronto District School Board's Unleashing Learning conference.  I manned a small booth in the Marketplace talking about how to enhance your classroom through the creation of Choose Our … Continue reading John Malloy’s Keynote Speech at TDSB Unleashing Learning 2018 (Summarized)

Alligator River: Point Evidence Explanation Paragraphs

Point Evidence Explanation paragraphs have all three requirements for supporting an opinion.  The point is what the writer believes, the evidence is what the writer is using to prove their belief is true, and the explanation is an explanation of how the evidence supports the point. I use the following activity as a diagnostic to assess Reading and Writing knowledge.  It … Continue reading Alligator River: Point Evidence Explanation Paragraphs