Comic Book Assignment Package: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

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

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 ONE teacher: Successful strategies for the teachers who are remembered

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

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

Understanding and Succeeding on the OSSLT Major Writing Pieces

When writing the OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) there are a number of unspoken requirements for success. This article will teach you the specific things you need to accomplish to succeed in the OSSLT.Remember, that while there may be a number of multiple-choice and short writing pieces on the OSSLT, Ontario students often find … Continue reading Understanding and Succeeding on the OSSLT Major Writing Pieces