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?
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The use of Literature Circles in High School and Elementary English Classrooms encourage students to take ownership over their own education by providing them with choice for both what they read, and how they choose to interact with their text.Through the use of Literature Circles in your classroom student engagement will increase, while their ability … Continue reading Literature Circles 2.0
This video will introduce you to the concepts, theory, and practical use of Universal Design for Learning. You will learn not only what Universal Design for Learning is, but how to implement it in your classroom today, right now! The video focuses on: Classroom DesignLesson DeliveryAssignment DesignAssessment & EvaluationProject Based Learning By teaching through a … Continue reading An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning: Video Lesson
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
Everybody has that memory, the one where a teacher made a difference in their life. Some people will never forget that teacher’s name, nor what that teacher did for them. Others can scarcely recall the teacher’s face, but the impact they made will last a lifetime, perhaps longer. Over quiet drinks on a night away … Continue reading The ONE teacher: Successful strategies for the teachers who are remembered
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WARM evaluations are evaluations that build upon the tenets of Universal Design for Learning, taking four key concepts into consideration during their design and implementation: Welcome student voice, Assessment opportunities, Repetition of skills, Marks into grades
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