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WARM evaluations: Creating Opportunities for Student Success
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
Literacy Skills Classroom Posters
Downloadable, high-resolution printable posters for each of the ten key literacy skills: Determining Importance, Summarizing, Visualizing, Predicting, Inferring, Comparing, Connecting, Questioning, Annotating, and Synthesizing.
The COAT Method: Four Questions to Ask When Lesson Planning
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.
Focusing on Literacy Skills: Determining Importance
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
The True Cost of Teacher Parking
As the Toronto Catholic District School Board approves parking fees for teachers, board chair, Maria Rizzo claims the move is "a 'new part of reality' to ensure vital student programs continue" (1). The move comes after the Ford government announced its plans to cut one-billion dollars from education over the next four years. Rather than … Continue reading The True Cost of Teacher Parking
TDSB Director, John Malloy’s Keynote Speech at TDSB Unleashing Learning 2019 (Summarized)
TDSB Director John Malloy spoke at Unleashing Learning 2019, expressing his thoughts and feelings about the future of education in Toronto.
Creator Spotlight: Jason Kunin
Jason Kunin - Videographer / Freelancer https://www.youtube.com/user/MrJkunin 1. Did you have / how did you overcome fears that you would fail when you started publishing your work? To be honest, I’ve never had this sort of fear of failure because publishing for me has always been something I’ve pursued as a hobby rather than a … Continue reading Creator Spotlight: Jason Kunin
Creator Spotlight: Anne Douris (Bossie)
Anne Douris (Bossie) - Musician @BossiePerson | http://BossiePerson.com | Bossie: Not Pictured LP 1. Did you have / how did you overcome fears that you would fail when you started publishing your work? I definitely had, and still have, fears of failure when I put my work into the world. It's scary to put yourself … Continue reading Creator Spotlight: Anne Douris (Bossie)
Creator Spotlight: Anna Zhu
Anna Zhu - Photographer / Videographer Anna Zhu Photography (Panasonic, The Hunger Project, Make Your Mark) | http://annazhu.com 1. Did you have / how did you overcome fears that you would fail when you started publishing your work? What is failure? I consider completing a project and putting it somewhere viewable (even if it’s a … Continue reading Creator Spotlight: Anna Zhu