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.

What was in Jeremy’s Egg?

I enjoy using the story “What Was In Jeremy’s Egg” upon returning to school after the Easter weekend. There’s so much to be learned from it! I typically share the story as a read aloud and have kids discuss and respond … Continue reading

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Math Class Reboot

Our wifi had been slow and sporadic for the past three months. Since I had recently upgraded to a higher speed, I would have expected it to have become faster and more efficient, not the opposite. Buffering and waiting was … Continue reading

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In Ten Years….?

Education has changed more in the past decade than in the century leading up to it. Think of your classroom ten years ago. In 2008, mine consisted of a blackboard, desks, textbooks, novels and workbooks. It was a place where … Continue reading

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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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