By Erin Mutch | August 8, 2018 , 7:36 am
Wind-swept, bug-bitten and sun-kissed we returned to Nym Lake by retracing our steps from our first day into Quetico Park back through the well-travelled Batchewaung portage. On the return trip, rather than looking sheepishly at the ground when decisions were...
Classrooms as Think Tanks: Setting the Conditions for a Thinking Classroom Part 1: The Values Causal Model
By Jennifer Warren | July 25, 2018 , 1:05 pm
I spent the first part of my career working industriously to be what I thought was a really good English teacher: I carefully plotted and organized lessons and activities to ensure students could demonstrate their abilities and successfully complete the assignments...
By Lisa Achilles | July 4, 2018 , 9:09 am
In secondary schools across Ontario, students traditionally graduate from one of three high school pathways. Students graduating with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) earn a combination of 30 compulsory and elective high school credits. Essentially,...
By Kelly Rizzo | June 11, 2018 , 2:27 pm
All too often in education, we focus on the gaps in learning, what’s missing, and what a learner needs to do to be more successful. Instead, we can think of learners through an asset lens. When we view learners as capable, creative, communicative individuals...
By Stephanie Fearon | June 1, 2018 , 11:29 am
On April 21, 1971, my mother left Jamaica as a teenager and reunited with my grandmother in Toronto. She remembers the screech of the subway, the bustle of shoppers at the Eaton Centre and wearing her winter coat to bed in a desperate attempt to keep warm....
By Alison Boehme | May 16, 2018 , 12:46 pm
“Viva la revolution.” A statement written by Jo Boaler as she signed an article I had written for the Fields Institute in Toronto about incorporating low floor, high ceiling tasks into my Grade 5 classroom. Viva la revolution... the words circled around...
By Dr. Jean Clinton | May 1, 2018 , 11:49 am
I was honoured with an invitation to speak at Michael Fullan’s conference on New Pedagogies for Deep Learning: Engage the World to Change the World, in Vancouver in April 2018. Apart from the terror this created for me, as Michael is such a giant in...
By Beate Planche | April 18, 2018 , 1:28 pm
As the Ontario Ministry of Education report on Phase One - 21st Century Competencies (Winter, 2016 Edition) reinforced, cognitive competencies such as critical thinking, analysis and problem solving are important but no longer touted as the only prominent...
By John Almarode | April 4, 2018 , 3:00 pm
What should matter most in our schools and classrooms is student learning. Whether we are teaching 5 year-olds or 15 year-olds, music or mathematics, physical education (PE) or physics, all stakeholders in education strive to provide an environment that nurtures...
Part 2: Responding to The Power of Mathematics Learning Trajectories in Early Learning and Primary Classrooms
By Douglas Clements | March 14, 2018 , 2:40 pm
Edward Schroeter’s article is simply lovely—this is exactly what we had hoped learning trajectories (LTs) would offer teachers/caregivers and their children. Ed and his co-teacher, Katherine Benz used the LTs to learn more about the mathematics (clicking...
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