The Importance of #PLN’s and Twitter – Professional Learning Networks

It’s always important as an educator to grow and learn from peers. This is a key element in becoming a better teacher and not stagnating. Falling into a rut is something that happens to all of from time to time, but knowing how to get out of that rut can at times, be a challenge... Continue Reading →

New School Year: Resetting Priorities and Teacher Introspection

It’s been a long time, but I am back. Where have I been all this time? Probably where you have been as well, in the classroom. The new school year kicked off for me in late August and there were some big changes. I moved grade levels from Grade 2 to Grade 1. I moved... 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 →

New Teacher Advice: Ask for Help!

Seriously folks… Ask for help if you need it. All people who are new to the classroom need help and advice from others. You have decided that you had something of value to give to others so you decided to become a teacher. Whether in an elementary school in Toronto, a high school in Boston,... Continue Reading →

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