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Using Inquiry to Teach Science

Using Inquiry to Teach Science

When teaching science have you heard about the catchy 5E system for teaching science. It is popular in the states and can easily be applied in some ways to using Inquiry in science. I wanted to borrow from the 5Es and push some of these stages a little further and...

5 things that are holding you back from becoming a better teacher

5 things that are holding you back from becoming a better teacher

1) You don't trust your students They can't, they won't, they would never Teachers tell themselves a variety of things to limit the risks they will take. So you use your students to limit what you try so that you don't fail. Although we teach who is in front of us and...

Organizational Tips for Teachers from a Disorganized  Mess

Organizational Tips for Teachers from a Disorganized Mess

So I have never been an organized person...like never. In grade one I wrote an autobiography (with tremendous help from the librarian) titled 'I Have Nothing To Wear'. It recounted my morning routine of my parents telling me to get ready and getting frustrated that I...

From To Do – To Done: 5 Strategies to Manage Teacher Overwhelm

From To Do – To Done: 5 Strategies to Manage Teacher Overwhelm

It's an overwhelming time of the year. Well there really are many overwhelming times in the life of a teacher. I myself have been searching for strategies to help me manage the overwhelming feelings I get around this time of year. For me I never realize that I am...

Student Goal Boards

Student Goal Boards

What is a goal board? It is a visual guide used for students that helps them keep track of what their individual goals are for a particular subject area. On and off I have used goal board in my classroom. I first started using goal boards with Daily 5 and Cafe but...

Diversity Matters in Your Classroom

Diversity Matters in Your Classroom

Are your students reflected in their classroom? Are the materials you choose to use in your classroom represent a diverse range of perspectives? These are the two questions that I pose to myself when selecting materials to use for my classroom.  It is a question that...

How To Use Success Criteria In Your Classroom

How To Use Success Criteria In Your Classroom

Do your students know what is expected of them? Are these expectations posted and clear for students to use? Do they use them? It seems obvious to say that students should probably understand what it is that they are supposed to do each day.  They should have a clue...

Report Cards Made Simpler

Report Cards Made Simpler

Are you writing your report cards right now? Is it taking you forever? Yep me too!!! With a busy life and no extra time I need ways to make writing these simple. I hear the nightmare stories of ineffective report card programs that only make this harder and more...

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