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
Understanding: Graphic Organizers
What are graphic organizers? That’s the first thing we need to understand. They can be a number of things. They can be a T-Chart, a mind map, a bubble sheet. Essentially a graphic organizer is a fancy way of saying “worksheet”. It’s a document that shows students where they can collect thoughts, and provides a … Continue reading Understanding: Graphic Organizers
Chunking has a number of different meanings. While we recognize that it means breaking a task down into specific parts, things can be chunked in a variety of ways. Types of Chunking Chunking materials on a pageChunking tasks in an assignmentChunking pages in an assignmentChunking an assignment over multiple periods Photo by Hans-Peter Gauster on … Continue reading Understanding: Chunking
We've all heard about transition planning. We've all made transitions in our life. We all understand the stress that they can cause. Whether it's transitioning from home, to a vacation hotel - where you can't get a good night's sleep, until at least the third day; transitioning from an old relationship into a new relationship, … Continue reading Understanding: Transitions
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)
Understanding Manga with Library Pass
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Taking Your Work out of the Classroom: Video Examples
Jason Kunin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3LxSPYsUh4 Anne "Bossie" Douris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7QFr2U3FxA Rob Norman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeEHPf_1zmA&t=11m06s
Gender Representation in the Classroom: Final Thoughts
Gender representation is a serious issue that is constantly changing. Each month brings new issues to the forefront; strong teachers will use current events to help shape their dynamic lessons. This lesson is part of a large mini-unit on Teaching Gender Representation in the Media. It can be used as a stand-alone piece or part of … Continue reading Gender Representation in the Classroom: Final Thoughts