A number of students require a reduced number of tasks. This is something that a number of education workers have difficulty with, because it’s hard to know what can be reduced, and where that can happen. Before we apply this directly to culminating tasks, we will examine what it looks like in a classroom. Photo … Continue reading Understanding: Reduced Number of Tasks
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?
For those looking to learn a little more about teaching, those who want to learn 95% of what it takes to be an excellent educator, I recommend you take a look at these three short articles. Once you understand and internalize these three concepts, you will be prepared to take on any challenge that is … Continue reading One Warm Coat: A Practical Guide to Universal Design for Learning
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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
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 Samurai Grandpaby Eastin DeVerna and Shawn Daley Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged using Universal … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: Samurai Grandpa
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 Mouse Guard: Fall 1152by David Petersen Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged using Universal Design … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
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