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
Did you know that Ontario College of Teachers members have access to thousands of free eBooks delivered right to their door, or ready for instant download through their web browser? This helpful guide, including visual gifs, will have you accessing your professional texts in no time!
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
A curated list of online Professional Development opportunities for engaged and engaging educators.
The CREATION AND PUBLICATION PROJECT was constructed to be in line with the Five Global Competencies that make up the backbone of the TDSB’s Vision for Learning. Below you will find a list of those competencies, and their specific look-fors. Below each of the look-fors you will find Italicized Text that explains how our assignment connects … Continue reading TDSB Global Competencies
Having read your TEXT, you will create a MIND MAP exploring different connections between the story and the world around you. Next, they will research THREE of the connections before choosing one PROJECT-BASED FORMAT. Finally, you will use that format to create a SYNTHESIS of both the STORY and your RESEARCH in order to fully … Continue reading Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Synthesizing]
When reading a text, it is important to ask yourself questions. One of the most important questions is WHAT do I think will HAPPEN NEXT? This allows us to reframe the story, and READ for MEANING in a new CONTEXT. Charles: A Focus on Literacy Skills Charles is a short story written by Shirley Jackson in 1948. A full … Continue reading Charles: Focusing on Literacy Skills [Predicting]