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
Currently in Grade 8 Math we are working on ratios, rates and proportions. Last week, through a series of lessons, scaffolding was used to increase students understanding of the concepts. This week students were given an assignment called “Let’s Plan a Feast”. The Original Plan Students would be given specific items and assigned to a… Continue reading Let’s Plan a Feast!
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
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?”
Today, my colleague and I had a truly authentic conversation about our job as a teacher. She told me that she was embarrassed to say that at one time she felt that elementary teachers taught students and high school teachers taught content. For some, secondary teachers are thought of as content curators – people who… Continue reading Why do we teach?
Tonight I stumbled on this TED Talk. I’ve known for a while that I want to be a teacher, but since beginning my journey in Lethbridge, I know. I can’t really explain how what I know now is any different from what I knew before. I suppose prior to my degree, I thought I wanted… Continue reading Being a Hero Begins with Authentic Relationships
I searched the SCI 10 and CHEM 20 curriculum, as this is what I will be teaching in PSIII, for the term “digital citizenship” and found nothing. Digital citizenship is no longer something that can be ignored by educators, it is a part of the hidden curriculum that we must teach. With the rise in… Continue reading Digital Citizenship: A Crucial Component of the 21st Century Learner’s Hidden Curriculum