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

The Six Secrets of Change by Michael Fullan – A Book Synthesis

The Six Secrets of Change presents a road map explaining how to increase engagement and mobilize action in any organization.  Written by Michael Fullan, the ideas put forward directly relate to the Ontario Public School System.  The book greets the reader with a phrase that carries them through the entire text: “Learning is not doing; … Continue reading The Six Secrets of Change by Michael Fullan – A Book Synthesis

Inquiry Based Learning: A Practical Introduction for Teachers and Education Workers

Teachers are often interested in inquiry based learning as they have heard that it is a great way to engage their students, and create intrinsic learning opportunities.However, while many teachers know it's an important strategy, they have had little exposure to it. Because of this, I am often asked what Inquiry Based Learning, and Differentiated … Continue reading Inquiry Based Learning: A Practical Introduction for Teachers and Education Workers

Comic Book Assignment Package: Street Fighter Origins – Akuma

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book Street Fighter Origins: Akuma by Chris Sarracini and Joe Ng Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: Street Fighter Origins – Akuma

Comic Book Assignment Package: DMZ Book One

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book DMZ: Book One by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: DMZ Book One

Comic Book Assignment Packages: Manga Classics Romeo and Juliet

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged using Universal Design for … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Packages: Manga Classics Romeo and Juliet

The Problem with Five Paragraph Essays: Understanding they do Not Exist in the Wild

The Five Paragraph Essay is an artificial construct that does not exist in the wild.  No one will ask you to write a five paragraph essay outside of high school.  No author sits around writing five paragraph essays.  It doesn't matter if you call them hamburger essays, or nacho essays.  The five paragraph essay does … Continue reading The Problem with Five Paragraph Essays: Understanding they do Not Exist in the Wild