KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #10 Technology

CHINDOGU: It’s useful and useless

In Design Thinking students embarked on a bit of an obscure journey when they returned from Spring Break. Students were asked to create a useful, useless project, referred to as CHINDOGU. Students were hooked into the project using the following video: From here, students were tasked with designing their own CHINDOGU project. Each student had… Continue reading CHINDOGU: It’s useful and useless

KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #14 School Involvement

Running Club: Created a Fitness Culture at SWL

This year a colleague, Amy Hobouti, and I coached the 2000 m track team. This eventually evolved into a 5 km Running Club. Students would come and run with us even though they had no desire to compete at Track Day, but because they wanted to work on their fitness and lead healthier lives. The students… Continue reading Running Club: Created a Fitness Culture at SWL

KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Track Day: Created a Fitness Culture this Year and Sparked Inspiration for Next

Yesterday we had the pleasure of spending the day in the beautiful sun while celebrating the accomplishments of our young athletes. Students have been working really hard since spring break to prepare for the track meet. A colleague and I coached the 2000 m race. We began by running our Terry Fox run, which was… Continue reading Track Day: Created a Fitness Culture this Year and Sparked Inspiration for Next

KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies

The Moment for a Smile

Today in class, I observed something that could do nothing but bring a smile to my face. Currently in grade 8 math we are studying surface area of prisms and cylinders. I have taught this unit through inquiry, allowing students to engage in a lot of exploration while I facilitate their learning experience. Each student received 2D shapes… Continue reading The Moment for a Smile

KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #06 Planning · KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #15 Professional Learning · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

The question to guide learning

There is a lot of learning that goes on in a classroom throughout a year. We have curriculum and hidden curriculum and each carry their own merit. For students, to help them connect their learning to the bigger picture and give them a more meaningful learning experience,  in grade 8 science and math, we will be… Continue reading The question to guide learning