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...
By Edward Schroeter | March 2, 2018 , 12:50 pm
I vividly recall one fateful Professional Activity Day at the end of June 2016 when the Vice-Principal of my K to 8 elementary school turned to her kindergarten and grade 1 to 3 teachers and pointed out research that shows children’s preschool mathematics...
By Allan Luke | February 21, 2018 , 1:30 pm
Greetings again, Ontario colleagues. Thanks for all of the feedback and discussion on my last posting on The Learning Exchange. I’m writing to follow up with some further notes on the current politics of education, just completed. These take up some...
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