In our world today learning is an active process in which students construct their knowledge on experiences both past and present. Knowledge is not obtained from another person but from what we create ourselves.… More
Original Post from A Journey: Student to Teacher & What Lies Beneath
This semester I am teaching a Grade 9 Applied Science class that is designated for ESL students. This means that I have students in ESL levels A to E in the class that also have a varying Science level.… More
Thousands of years ago, humans began shifting their oral culture into written text. Historians and anthropologists saw the shift as a domestication of society through the transition from an oral culture to a literate one. … More
Cross posted from doug — off the record
Aviva Dunsiger is one of the people who I “knew” online for a long time before I actually met her! Our first physical meeting was at the ECOO Conference last year. … More
I just finished reading Paul Tough’s book ‘How Children Succeed. It’s been all over the press; the Labour Day issue of The Globe and Mail, NPRs This American Life, Daniel Pink and other sources of thoughtful media.… More
Cross-posted to doug—off the record
I first met Shannon at an OTF Professional Learning event but we stayed in touch over the years through our use of Social Media. While at the event, we agreed upon the need for global connections, but we both could see the need to push for something uniquely Ontario. … More
Celebrating Global Dignity Day in Canada
October 17, 2012
Dear Teacher, School Leader, Youth Worker!
This is an awesome opportunity to help you teach your students about human rights and dignity.… More
Last week I connected with WRDSB Principal James Bond to have a conversation about his learnings over the last year with the major tablet initiative in his school. We had a great discussion, and James agreed to me writing this blog post based on our conversation.… More
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