Teacher Superheroes: When the Classroom Gets Tough

Many of us became teachers for the same reasons. We wanted to share our knowledge. We wanted to guide others. We wanted to inspire and be inspired. We wanted to care and love for those we teach. Many of us became teachers for the right reasons. We are teachers though. We aren’t angels and not... Continue Reading →

Put down the tech and get outside

On the eve of Earth Day 2018, I have been thinking a lot about the concept of too much tech for young learners in the classroom. Actually, this is a topic I think about every day. Where do we find a balance? To tech or not to tech? Technology in the modern classroom has an... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Reflection as a Teacher

When I was a student in my teacher education program at university I was very fortunate to have some amazing instructors. My program was a little different than others. My literacy and numeracy instructors were both award-winning coaches from the local school board who were on leave for a year to teach at the university.... Continue Reading →

The AMAZING Classroom Makerspace

How do we encourage our students to be more creative? How do we foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills? In my years in the classroom, I have found that by having a maker space that’s actually inside my classroom has helped a lot. When I first came across the idea of a Makerspace for my... Continue Reading →

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