A Guide to Understanding IEP Areas for Growth and Accommodations

Students are unique.  We know this, we understand this, and we have evidence of this every day within our classrooms, and through our lived experiences.  We also know that “[a]ll students can learn with the use of specific strategies that meet each student’s unique learning needs.” (Teach Spec Ed: https://www.teachspeced.ca/) This is why it's so … Continue reading A Guide to Understanding IEP Areas for Growth and Accommodations

It’s not Mark Inflation, it’s Grade Reframing: Marking Under Growing Success (Ontario Teachers)

Since September 2010, Ontario teachers have been working under the guidelines laid out by the document Growing Success. That document underlies all of our assessment and evaluation practices, among a number of other different topics. A lot has changed in the past decade, and while some talk about “mark inflation”, that might not actually be the case.  It’s not so much that marks have been inflated, but rather that levels (and as such, grades) have been reframed. But where do grades come from?  And what guides our professional judgement when determining it?

How to Apply to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB)

Advice for Beginning Teachers and Student Teachers Introduction https://unsplash.com/@moren Many of you will want to apply to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) as an occasional teacher so that you can quickly step into the profession.Everything you need to know about that process is detailed on this website: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Employment/Teaching/Occasional So, then, you might be wondering … Continue reading How to Apply to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB)