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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 ┬árich, 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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Not another Twitter Chat!

I appreciate a good twitter chat. I also appreciate being part of the @ONedchat team. This week, I’ll be moderating the #ONedchat with guest moderator Lee Araoz, coordinator of Instructional Technology, staff developer and coach. Lee is an online course … Continue reading

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Put Your City on the Map!

We have used descriptive writing, our research skills, visualizing, visual arts and a combination of tech tools to put our city on the map. Each student picked one of their favourite places unique to our city; Thunder Bay. Their task … Continue reading

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Visiting our Past

Our St. Elizabeth School students recently travelled back in time to 1816. We experienced our wonderful past at Fort William Historical Park! The many sights and sounds remind us of our rich history and the influence they had on shaping … Continue reading

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