The COAT Method is a form of lesson planning that implements Universal Design to ensure students are provided opportunities to be: Crafting, On their feet, Actively listening, and Talking to each other.
The first Literacy Skill that students need is Determining Importance. This one skill will prepare them for everything that follows. Without it, they will be unable to focus their thoughts and ideas. We have to teach students to identify key details. We need to teach students how to identify the main idea, and how to … Continue reading Focusing on Literacy Skills: Determining Importance
Before reworking your entire class to accommodate a new project, you will need to know why it's worth your time and effort. I get that. So, before I tell you why this matters we need to hear from the truly important voices. What the students have to say There's nothing more important than student voice. … Continue reading The Creation and Publication Project: A Brief Introduction
As the Toronto Catholic District School Board approves parking fees for teachers, board chair, Maria Rizzo claims the move is "a 'new part of reality' to ensure vital student programs continue" (1). The move comes after the Ford government announced its plans to cut one-billion dollars from education over the next four years. Rather than … Continue reading The True Cost of Teacher Parking
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TDSB Director John Malloy spoke at Unleashing Learning 2019, expressing his thoughts and feelings about the future of education in Toronto.
Today is temporary surplus day in the Toronto District School Board. But what does that mean? Sure, there are the #CutsHurtKids and #FordIsFailing hashtags going around Twitter, but aside from a few errant tweets, how will people actually be impacted? Despite the minister of education claiming that Ontario high school classes will only be increasing … Continue reading June 7th, 2019: Teacher Surplus Day
Jason Kunin - Videographer / Freelancer https://www.youtube.com/user/MrJkunin 1. Did you have / how did you overcome fears that you would fail when you started publishing your work? To be honest, I’ve never had this sort of fear of failure because publishing for me has always been something I’ve pursued as a hobby rather than a … Continue reading Creator Spotlight: Jason Kunin
Anne Douris (Bossie) - Musician @BossiePerson | http://BossiePerson.com | Bossie: Not Pictured LP 1. Did you have / how did you overcome fears that you would fail when you started publishing your work? I definitely had, and still have, fears of failure when I put my work into the world. It's scary to put yourself … Continue reading Creator Spotlight: Anne Douris (Bossie)
Anna Zhu - Photographer / Videographer Anna Zhu Photography (Panasonic, The Hunger Project, Make Your Mark) | http://annazhu.com 1. Did you have / how did you overcome fears that you would fail when you started publishing your work? What is failure? I consider completing a project and putting it somewhere viewable (even if it’s a … Continue reading Creator Spotlight: Anna Zhu