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...
By Pieter Toth | February 5, 2018 , 12:01 pm
I remember when I first started teaching back in the early 1990’s, it was exciting and challenging and everything was new – so much to be learned. I was determined to be the teacher that made a difference in students’ lives. My mind was filled with...
By Amy Zorzetto | January 23, 2018 , 8:36 pm
Who would have known the simple phrase, "How does that help your learning?", would drive the way I viewed the teaching of mathematics? Returning to a classroom position after ten years of supporting teachers in their instruction, I knew that I wanted to do...
By Georgia Petinarelis | January 9, 2018 , 5:44 pm
When children make cross-curricular connections in Math they not only solidify their current understanding, they also build their confidence in learning Math. Recently, in my grade 1/2 French Immersion Math class, we were exploring the concept of “difference”...
By Jonathan So | December 13, 2017 , 11:41 am
With the endless humdrum of the ongoing Math Wars, it is easy to forget that what teachers really need is simple help to understand practical ways to improve or acknowledge their math program. We have heard both sides for decades. One side is about the context...
By Greg McLeod and Megan Linton | November 29, 2017 , 12:44 pm
A Principal’s reflections on change: When I hear people say, “ok we are going to start our inquiry time,” I am always a little concerned – ok, very concerned. Inquiry is not an event and I worry that when people treat it as an event the power of...
By Christine Suurtamm | November 20, 2017 , 11:12 am
Assessment does not merely occur at the end of a unit or course. Rather, it occurs constantly and is an integral part of daily classroom practice. Assessment is at the heart of teachers’ work as it focuses on paying attention to students’ mathematical...
By Erin Maloney, Jonathan Fugelsang & Daniel Ansari | November 17, 2017 , 3:22 pm
Mathematics education in Ontario is a hotly debated topic, a large emphasis lately being on whether we should focus on the newer “discovery math” (also known as “Inquiry-based learning”) or the older “learn-by-rote” approach. While both approaches...
By Lisa Anne Floyd | November 6, 2017 , 5:30 pm
The inclusion of coding and computational thinking (CT) skills across all levels of education is gaining momentum worldwide. Here at home, the Ministry of Education recently announced a focus on coding and CT skills in our Ontario schools. What follows are...
- Part 1: The Power of Mathematics Learning Trajectories in Early Learning and Primary Classrooms
- Thoughts on Educational Policy, Narrative and Discourse
- Process versus Product: The Knowledge Building Connection
- How Does That Help Your Learning?
- Building Blocks and Building Confidence in the Math Classroom
- Classroom Environment
- Collective Teacher Efficacy
- Differentiated Instruction
- Early Learning
- First Nation, Métis and Inuit
- Growth Mindset
- Knowledge Building
- Mental Health and Well-being
- School Improvement
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016
- March 2016
- February 2016
- January 2016
- December 2015
- October 2015