KSA #04 Subject Knowledge · KSA #05 Differentiation · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

Real-life Math

Students were given a percent project a couple weeks back. In this project they were given an hourly wage and using this hourly wage they had to calculate their annual gross income, annual net income (using current tax brackets), create a budget, determine the type of home they could (or could not afford) and then… Continue reading Real-life Math

KSA #06 Planning · KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #13 Community Involvement

The Ultimate Field Trip

This week my grade 8 classes embarked on the ultimate adventure. I would imagine you’re thinking that this field trip must have been big and elaborate with tons of planning and paperwork involved. You’re wrong. We went on the ultimate field trip to the neighbourhood CO-OP grocery store. Students are currently learning about unit rate and… Continue reading The Ultimate Field Trip

KSA #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #15 Professional Learning

Classroom Whiteboards: The Hub for Student Collaboration

This year I have been working with Galileo and other novice teachers in Area III. One Monday morning per month we get together and talk about what is happening in our classroom, how we can deepen student engagement, build real-life tasks, how to connect formative and summative assessments, etc. So far one of the biggest pieces… Continue reading Classroom Whiteboards: The Hub for Student Collaboration

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 #09 Instructional Strategies · KSA #11 Assessment

Wheel of Theodorus Project

In grade 8 math we study square roots/numbers and the Pythagorean Theorem. For their final assessment students found evidence of Pythagorean Theorem in their daily life. Students were assessed on their ability to: Stem 1. Connect concepts – find evidence of Pythagorean Theorem in their daily life Stem 4. Computation – correct calculations Stem 5.… Continue reading Wheel of Theodorus Project

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