My Computer Isn’t Working

Student “My computer isn’t working. It won’t let me sign on!”  Me “Did you type in your password correctly?”  Student “Yes.”  Me “Try it again” Student “Hey, it works!” This is what the beginning...

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Stop, Collaborate and Listen

A talented artist once reminded my generation of some very important advice. All right stop Collaborate and listen Ice is back with my brand new invention Something grabs a hold of me tightly Then...

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Even Robots Need to Play

Much research has been done about the importance of play. It’s something we know as educators, yet it’s the first thing to come off the schedule when there is too much to do. From...

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PBL is Good for Emerging Bilinguals

Using Project Based Learning (PBL) is an important way teachers can easily build language scaffolds (see examples from Edutopia) into their teaching. PBL allows all students to find their talents and pursue a different way...

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Aren’t They Just Skills?

Ask yourself how often do you hear the phrase “21st century skills” when it comes to some new part of the curriculum or the use of some specific technology or app. It is nearly...

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Primary Teacher for Hire

I am excited that I was able to create an infographic resume to use during the recruitment process. It is important that I make myself stand out above the thousands of candidates for each...

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That’s Not Fair!

As a grade 3 teacher, “That’s not fair!” is something I hear all the time, especially at the beginning of the school year. I have this infographic on the wall as a reminder that...

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Tell Me a Story

I am one of those teachers who always has students create videos to show their learning. Read about one lesson here. I just love the way these videos showcase their creativity. However, digital storytelling...

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Dude, Where’s My Table?

People think it is funny when I tell them I get nervous speaking to groups of people.  “Aren’t you a teacher?” they ask. “Isn’t your job to speak to groups of people every day?”...

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