Author Archives: mrcameron14

About mrcameron14

I am a Grade 6 teacher of 18 years in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. Passionate about sharing with teachers throughout the world. Teaching students how to use technology 4 good and to make a positive difference in the world. Apple Distinguished Educator 2013, SMART Exemplary Educator 2013, Google Educator 2015.

Going with the Flow: Mystery Skypes and Bucket Lists!

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and recognize an opportunity for learning when it presents itself. Brodie is an exchange student from Australia who has come to live with our family for 2 months. He’s only been … Continue reading

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Dear Margret

eNovember 13, 2017 Dear Margret, We are a class of grade 5 and 6 students attend St. Elizabeth School in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We grateful that your daughter-in-law Christy wrote the book “Fatty Legs” to share your story.  We have … Continue reading

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WHAT IF we #TeachLikeGord?

Gord Downie’s music has simply been ever present in my life from my teenage years and onward. His music makes me happy, it makes me think, it makes me reminiscent…. it makes me proud to be Canadian. But Gord also … Continue reading

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On Connections and Being Connected: Reflections and Takeaways

The discussion on “connections” and “being connected” is getting richer and deeper! A couple days after my initial blog post ‘On Connections and Being Connected’ and even more reflection and input from my PLN and my students, I’ve had some … Continue reading

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On Connections and being Connected

There’s been a lot of talk about connections these day. It’s the one word that has given me pause for reflection more than any other in the last few years. The term is widely used, but how are we defining it? … Continue reading

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EQAO Test Questions

I’ve been teaching grade 6 for 21 years and I’ve been struggling with some “EQAO Test Questions” of my own: 1. Are high test scores good indicators of effective, creative, collaborative, problem solving, innovative, powerfully connected, globally aware  students, teachers … Continue reading

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Setting the Tone for Learning

The first day of school is all about setting the tone. Escort your students to their new classroom. Have them find their assigned seats. Do a little icebreaker. Review and write down the classroom rules. Read the code of conduct … Continue reading

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How Are You Going to Solve Your Problem?

Are we disabling our kids without even realizing it? When a child comes to you with a problem what is your reaction? Do you solve their problem for them? In doing so what message are we sending our kids? What … Continue reading

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Reflecting on My Transformed Learning Space

In November 2016, I posted a blog on how I have slowly, over 20 years, transformed my classroom on a minimal budget. The blog and 360 degree video has received a lot of attention; Doug Peterson featured it in This … Continue reading

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Epic FAIL

As a teacher, how would you plan to start your second last Monday of the school year? A few brave Ontario teachers, along with two special guests agreed to join my class for a virtual #Shuttheboxchallenge this morning. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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