By Jeffrey Wilhelm & Adam Fachler | August 13, 2017 , 6:37 pm
Tick. Tick. Tick. All you see is that awful cursor flickering on your screen, telling you what you already know… You still have a blank page. When you sit down to outline your curriculum for your grade level or course, it can be a bit overwhelming....
By Edward Schroeter | July 17, 2017 , 10:58 am
Spatial skills are correlated with young children’s success in mathematics Like many experienced kindergarten educators, I eagerly immersed myself in the tide of instructional reform launched by the Ontario Ministry of Education’s 2004 Literacy and...
By Edward Schroeter | July 4, 2017 , 12:34 pm
Kindergarten students benefit from robust spatial skills and geometry education The simple act of documenting the mathematics learning in my kindergarten students’ block and puzzle play has led me to some revelations about my three-, four-, five- and...
By Jeffrey Wilhelm & Adam Fachler | June 20, 2017 , 9:34 am
We couldn’t believe what we were reading. Or rather, what we weren’t reading. Our students - the ones we had just spent the whole year helping and supporting - had just phoned in our end-of-year survey. What was the deal? We had an amazing...
By Robert Dunn | May 29, 2017 , 9:53 am
When we think about school improvement planning to impact student achievement, the most at-risk students are of prime concern. The process of school improvement involves identifying at-risk students and planning strategies to promote their learning. What...
By Garfield Gini-Newman | May 15, 2017 , 10:11 am
Imagine a classroom where students excitedly play with ideas, exploring ways to re-invent, re-interpret and re-think while engaging with concepts, ideas, events and people set out in the prescribed curriculum. While we might like to dream of such a classroom,...
By Theo Koffler | May 1, 2017 , 10:00 am
If I could go back and tell my teenage self just one thing, it would be: “Relax, stop trying so hard! You're good enough just as you are.” If I'd known then what I know now, I'd have forgiven myself when I faltered, stopped self-limiting thoughts in their...
By Beate Planche | April 17, 2017 , 12:07 pm
Applicable to every level of a school system, collaborative professionalism is defined in the Ontario Ministry of Education Policy and Program Memorandum No. 159 as “working together, sharing knowledge, skills and experience to improve student achievement,...
By Doreen Scott-Dunne | April 3, 2017 , 3:11 pm
This blog challenges a few myths in spelling education and shares solutions to help students want to and aim to spell better. Myth #1 “We don’t teach spelling anymore – spelling doesn’t matter!” It matters when it’s public! If you are...
By Jeffrey Wilhelm & Adam Fachler | March 22, 2017 , 12:18 pm
You sit down with a cup of coffee and the best of intentions: to plan out your new unit or lessons for the week. You Google your topic, consult Pinterest, and maybe look at a teacher’s guide for inspiration. Then you look up. A half hour has passed. “Enough!”...
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