Student Engagement – #saskedchat – March 10th, 2016 –

  Another Edu-Awesome #saskedchat! Our topic was Student Engagement and our guest moderator Jade Ballek (@jadeballek) a principal in the Sun West School Division at Kenaston Distance Education Learning Centre. We had over 40 participants take part in the chat. For some, this was their first experience joining a chat which can be a bit […]

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#saskedchat – January 21, 2016 – Homework!

  Our topic was Homework and it was a great discussion. Participants were very willing to discuss the many different aspects of homework and how they used homework in their own classrooms. Most participants agreed that the view of homework is evolving. Sometimes communicating this change to parents isn’t easy. There is still a sense that […]

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Cross-Curricular Teaching – Feb. 4th #saskedchat

  Cross-Curricular Teaching As a teacher I began to use Inquiry-based learning in my grade 7 classroom early in my career. I was drawn to Inquiry because as a student, I had often found myself wanting more from learning and the learning situation. Inquiry-based Learning provided an opportunity for students to explore and delve into topics at […]

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#saskedchat November 26, 2015

Tonight our topic was Genius Hour/Maker Space & Assessment and it was a great chat! Participants discussed their experiences and the challenges that they faced with introducing and creating space for Genius Hour and Maker Space and the role of Assessment in this work. Participants shared some of their frustrations and successes with assessment and […]

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You Know Enough – Just Start

Starting….. It’s hard. It requires taking that first step. Of following it with another. Of having to get back up if you fall down. Learning to walk is tough but small children soon learn all the complex steps in taking one step, then another, then another… then they’re running. Getting started on making change or […]

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I Failed But It Was Worth It

  Failure is Important My run this morning wasn’t great. I laboured through it. My time was below my usual pace and I was struggling. I didn’t run as far as I usually run and my side hurt. It was a great run. Huh? How can that be? It was great because I ran. It […]

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Talk about the Learning….not the grading

Toss the grades. Get rid of grades. Learners don’t need grades. Throw out grades. Over the past few weeks these statements have flittered across my twitter feed. Many teachers I know are shifting and changing how assessment is done in their classroom. Many teachers I have worked with have already made this shift and are moving […]

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#saskedchat January 29, 2015

What a great chat tonight! We used scramblr to decide what topic to discuss. After posting the link to the site, participants suggested topics or gave their support to a topic on the board.   For a first attempt things went fairly smoothly. The one thing to discuss is how to add questions to the board […]

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EC&I 831 – Final Summary Reflection

Photo Credit: sdobie via Compfight cc The final summary for EC&I831 was a great way to spend some time to reflect on the learning from the past few months and then look forward just a bit. In the Rearview Mirror Part of moving forward is being able to critically reflect on what one is learning […]

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