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How To Make Your Students Beg For More Writing Time

When I first started teaching the focus was on getting students to read and get better at math.  For me, that was what my focus was on. I didn’t really have a ‘writing program’ or really any structure to get my students writing and writing consistently. Then there was this defining moment when I had my class list for the next year and I was talking with my teaching partner whose students I would be getting for the next year. …

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Inquiry

When Inquiry Doesn’t Work and How to fix it

So sometimes inquiry doesn’t work! In fact in the research by John Hattie, inquiry based learning and project based learning fall below the line.  The rate in which something is deemed to have an average effect on student achievement.…

Inquiry

Design Your Classroom For Inquiry

As I think about teachers going back into the classroom this is one of my most favourite times.  Getting my classroom ready. It is often the cleanest that it will ever be and the most photo ready. Classrooms today…

Literacy and Math

Student Writing Survey Tutorial

If you are conferencing with your students in writing then you need an easy way to track this data.  I use google forms with students to help me track their writing progress and track data.  Students use this as a…