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 #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

KSA #07 Student Needs · KSA #08 Relationships · KSA #15 Professional Learning · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

“What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from?”

As we all prepare for the upcoming year, it’s important to remember why teachers do what we do. A while back I posted “A Pep Talk from Kid President” and today I saw a friend post “Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!”. In the video he asks, “What are you teaching the world? Who are you… Continue reading “What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from?”

KSA #14 School Involvement · KSA #15 Professional Learning · KSA #16 Vision of Teaching

A Year End “Pick Me Up”

I can tell based on the mood in the school for both teachers and students that it’s time for a bit of a “pick me up”. Teachers are stressed with uncertainty for next year and year end approaching, students are knee deep in final projects working hard to apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the… Continue reading A Year End “Pick Me Up”