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Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Teacher

Teaching is a career derived from passion, creativity and empathy. However, it is probably THE most misunderstood career as well! Here is a list I've compiled of the top 5 things you should never say to a teacher. Ever. “Tests are a good way to see if the teacher is...

This Week in Ontario Edublogs

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 BY DOUGPETE Author, Legendary Music Of All Times. (Aug 2, 2017). Magical Mystery Tour [Video file]. And, with that, we’re off on a magical tour of some of the great things written this past while by Ontario Edubloggers. #craft4change Technically,...

This Week in Ontario Edublogs

Week 1 winds down for most in Ontario schools.   I hope that it’s been a great one for you.  Speaking of great, here are some great posts from the blogs of Ontario Educators. What Are Your “Why’s?” If you need to read one post this week, it’s this one from Aviva...

A Homegrown Girl Who’s Going the Distance- Sarah Lalonde’s P3

As a teacher, my measure of a great project is when my students are excited for their chosen presentation dates because they are deeply engaged in the task. That same eagerness has come from a lot of my guests on The Personal Playlist Podcast, which originated as a...

Negative Capability and Other Insights- Shane Lawrence’s P3

Shane Lawrence has been on the podcast podium for a few years now, and his offering has evolved to become The Ed Podcast, which you can catch on VoicEd Radio and through iTunes.  The BYODcast was Shane’s first podcast, coincidentally inheriting the gear in time to put...

Six Questions About Family Engagement

Six Questions about Family Engagement As a new school year begins, I find myself reflecting on the challenges we face building family engagement into our education landscape. I’ve written about the benefits and ideas on implementing it in our schools. When I work with...

Diary of a Student Teacher

Most of my blogs are informative and educational, however I decided to write something a little more personal this time. I’m from Montreal, and I’ve officially decided to make Ottawa my forever home. The main reason for doing this was because I believe the education...

Sarah’s Back-To-School Story

As school starts for most tomorrow, I felt inspired to share my back to school story - from what a first day of school felt like for me as a student in elementary and high school. Especially, since I haven't "officially" lived a Back-To-School as a teacher yet, I am...

Thank you, VoicEd.

These past two months, I have had the absolute honour of being the Community Manager of VoicEd.ca and VoicEd Radio. This unexpected internship, working with the one and only @Stephen_Hurley, has transformed my summer into a summer of learning, growing and connecting....

Dream, Believe, Achieve- Carol Salva’s P3 and More

Carol Salva is an ESL teacher, a consultant, and the co-author of Boosting Achievement, a text for teachers who serve English Language Learners. Carol’s Personal Playlist Podcast reflects her proven practice of boosting achievement for herself, other teachers, and her “kiddos”.

That’s Child’s Play

On a normal school day, a child will learn math, language arts, social studies, French, arts, religion, or music, among other subjects. However, amongst all the educational learning, we must not forget the other way that will allow a child’s brain to grow:...

The More You Know

The first blog I wrote as part of this segment was all about Down Syndrome on my personal website, www.mskaraline.weebly.com I also wrote a piece called “Teacher Guide to Terminology Etiquette” that is related to these blog posts, here on VoicEd. I will now be...

Reflection and Global Connection- Rola Tibshirani Through Her P3 

 Rola Tibshirani is a well-travelled, well-read, and reflective learner and educator. She and I always have so much to discuss, and it was nice to carve out a chunk of time to catch up with her and record her Personal Playlist Podcast. Rola and I first met through...

I Don’t Learn That Way

We are currently in the age of hands on learning, and students everywhere are rejoicing. Long gone are the days when young students sit at a desk, take notes from the board and call it a day. I believe this was one of the main reasons kids would resent school....

Teacher Guide to Terminology Etiquette

Something I have struggled with, and continuously struggle with, is using the correct terminology for different circumstances. I am currently doing a lot of research on the term “special needs”; what does this really mean? Terminology etiquette for “special needs...

Barbara Ann and Other Songs That Tell Her Story.

When I first learned through my mentor that my Building Outside the Blocks projects were avenues to personalized learning, I looked up the concept. I quickly discovered Personalize Learning and purchased Make Learning Personal by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey....

i c u

Hello teacher candidate. I have been thinking a lot about you this week. To be honest, I think about you often in the last month of school. There is something about the energy at the end of the year that makes me nostalgic. I think about do overs and do no mores and...

A Joyful Heart and Giving Soul- Mark Weston’s Share his P3

I first came to know Mark Weston as I trepidatiously took on Twitter. I had joined only a few months before and was a reluctant tweeter, when this gracious person came from no where and began encouraging me. I was unsure, so I hung back only to realize that this was...

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