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...
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...
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