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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.

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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Playing Games.

My students have been playing a lot of games this year.   With board games and puzzles, the opportunities for learning and curricular connections are endless. Here are some things I’ve noticed while observing and playing the games with my … Continue reading

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Taking the Classroom Outside

This past weekend my three good friends and I took our kids fishing. The night before the trip Kai and I predicted how many fish each person would catch and how many fish in total would be caught. We talked … Continue reading

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Preparing for THE TEST!

I’ve been working hard to prepare my students for THE TEST all year. Here’s a check list that I created for myself in August while planning and looking forward to the new school year and the TEST I’m responsible for … Continue reading

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#MADPD What’s Next?

WOW! #MADPD far exceeded our wildest hopes and expectations! Thanks to the 60 incredible presenters and hundreds of participants from around the globe our vision to make a difference for teachers and students across the globe became a reality! Together … Continue reading

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“Bang for the Buck” Math

How much math learning can come from one bucket of money? How many  rich, complex and relevant questions can be asked? How many expectations and strands can be covered? How many different solutions can be shared? On Friday, April 21st … Continue reading

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Test time…stress time?

It’s that time of year again. A time that many of us know all too well. Test time. Assessment time. Call it what you want. Stress time. Believe me, you are not alone in feeling the pressures of the provincial … Continue reading

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