Ontario Teachers: Suggestions for your Time Away from the Classroom

Due to COVID-19, schools across Ontario have closed.  Teachers have been offered limited direction as to how their time should best be spent.  The four suggestions offered here will aid educators in streamlining their time away from the building, with the aim of suiting educator and student needs both in-class and online. Education workers following … Continue reading Ontario Teachers: Suggestions for your Time Away from the Classroom

Understanding and Succeeding on the OSSLT Major Writing Pieces

When writing the OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) there are a number of unspoken requirements for success. This article will teach you the specific things you need to accomplish to succeed in the OSSLT.Remember, that while there may be a number of multiple-choice and short writing pieces on the OSSLT, Ontario students often find … Continue reading Understanding and Succeeding on the OSSLT Major Writing Pieces

Student Learning Through Digital Essay Editing and Revision Using Google Docs

Revising a rough copy is one of the most important aspects of writing a strong essay.  It's not enough to know how to GO FROM OUTLINE TO ESSAY, one must be ready to revise, revise, and then revise some more.  Often times students find themselves struggling to add a paragraph or two to meet the … Continue reading Student Learning Through Digital Essay Editing and Revision Using Google Docs

SUPER Strategies

S.U.P.E.R. Strategies are quick ideas that both new and experienced teachers can use to increase student success while also simplifying classroom workload. These are the secrets we'd all wished we'd known years ago. It has been said that teachers loves their acronyms. There's definitely some truth to that. The Toronto District School Board has an … Continue reading SUPER Strategies

The Importance of Supporting Your Claims with Evidence

When writing an essay it's not enough to simply make claims; you need to support your claims with evidence.  Supporting evidence can take many forms, but it often comes in the form of embedded quotations.  English courses typically rely on MLA standards when using quotations in papers.  While many students are aware that they need … Continue reading The Importance of Supporting Your Claims with Evidence

Placing Student Work in the World – Part Three [Submitting Media Arts]

Having looked at the importance of MAKING PROJECTS MEANINGFUL by giving them life outside of the classroom, we now focus on how those projects can be given life in the world.  There are three main ways students can take their work beyond the classroom: Submitting Written WorkSelf Distribution and Self PublicationSubmitting Media Arts In this article … Continue reading Placing Student Work in the World – Part Three [Submitting Media Arts]