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Our blog will give us a unique opportunity to share news, updates and content while also offering a place for us to interact with our education community.

How and Why Teachers Should Blog

As you might know, blogging is getting more and more popular. Students have blogs, teachers have blogs and even an Average Joe might have a blog. Blogging is something that expands creativity and improves writing and collaboration skills. It can even be addictive – in...

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Realigning Our Moral Compass

Liam slowly works on a Number Sense assessment, as I gently prompt him to focus on the print. Suddenly he looks at me and discloses, “I should have studied.” “Wise words,” I reply. “Tell me more…” Jillian turns to Sophie and says, “It`s better to say `This is my idea....

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I Think They’re Playing A Game

After first nutrition break, my students were working on their Community Math Projects. I had students spread out around my classroom and in the hallway to give them some space and make it easier for them to focus. As I was working with one of the groups, a colleague...

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Caught in the Learning Loop

I am addicted to learning. Ever since I can remember I have loved to learn. Growing up I excelled at reading, grew to love writing (here I am) and found myself constantly setting new goals of things that “one day” I wanted to learn (or learn to do). These days I find...

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Rainbow Sticky Notes

Yesterday, I was preparing some of my gently used resources to be passed on to another educator. I took a deep breath noticing the rainbow of sticky notes hanging off of the pages. “It’s just like ripping off a bandaid.” I thought, as I quickly began to remove each...

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What About Teachers?

As a teacher, I spend a lot of time thinking about what a 21stcentury classroom looks like for my students. I consider the importance of choice and collaboration. I contemplate the options of tools and the use of social media. These are all important considerations...

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The Growth Mindset

Providing descriptive feedback in a timely manner has been an educational focus for school systems around the world for some time. But, what if the feedback we give is not optimal for eliciting the best response and ability in our students. Thanks to some new...

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Why Johnny Can’t Write, And Why Does It Matter?

This morning, I got involved in a very passionate discussion on Twitter about cursive writing. There was an article in the newspaper yesterday about a dad that finds out his son is unable to sign his name when they go to apply for a passport. The article then speaks...

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