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.

Dear Neighbour

Dear neighbour, Hello! We are a group of students in grade 5 and 6 who attend St. Elizabeth School in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are your neighbours to the south and would love to learn more about the communities that … Continue reading

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Paths

Learning is a journey. It will lead you down many different paths. Paths straight and flat, easy to navigate. Paths twisty-turny, with many unknowns. Paths filled with obstacles, providing a challenge. Paths that meet, bring things together. Paths travelled alone … Continue reading

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Looking BACK to Look FORWARD.

Dear Difference Makers, Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I hope you had a chance to spend time with family and friends and I hope you took time to rest, relax and reflect. Only a few … Continue reading

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What EQAO Doesn’t Know

I’m encouraged by the current public consultation on the future of student assessments in Ontario which is being led by Dr. Carol Campbell. Her team’s task is monumental. I’m encouraged because the process is providing an opportunity for all stake … Continue reading

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The Power of Presence

There is no more powerful tool in the assessment for learning cycle than presence. Let me explain. This summer my seven year old wanted to learn how to tie his shoe. He had tried on many previous occasions but hadn’t … Continue reading

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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

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 learned so much … 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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