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… Continue Reading

Blogging as a Professional – Jan. 28th #saskedchat

Blogging as a professional. The January 28th #saskedchat explored Blogging as a Professional. Now, there has been a great deal written about the benefits of blogging and many connected professionals who do a great deal of blogging will attest to… Continue Reading

#saskedchat January 7th, 2016 – Goals: Setting & Strategies

Our first chat of 2016 focused on goals – setting them and strategies for following through. Many of us often make resolutions for the new year, hoping that this will be the year that we stick to them or at… Continue Reading

#saskedchat December 3rd, 2015

Tonight our topic for #saskedchat is Student/Teacher Organizational Routines & Tools. We’ll be discussing some different techniques and strategies that teacher can use to help them organize and establish routines for themselves and their students. Here are the questions we’ll… Continue Reading

#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… Continue Reading

And How Are You Today?

How often have you asked the question? What about “How are you doing?” or one similar? How often have you listened to the response? Really listened. In the hustle and bustle of the day, we’re all very busy and such… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

#saskedchat – November 12th, 2015

Our topic for the November 12th, 2015 chat was Moving from Teacher Competition to Collaboration. The participants were eager to explore this topic and had great insights into the reasons why competition sometimes masquerades as collaboration and how, at times,… Continue Reading

9 Ways to Use Portfolios with Students

  A Show Case of Learning As a teacher, I began having students create portfolios as a way to show what they were doing in class. The first portfolios were Show Case portfolios in which students would included their best… Continue Reading

The Human Side of School

In a recent Switch and Shift article How Technology is Challenging the Human Side of Business, Pam Ross discusses her role in helping leaders bridge the technology/human  relationship gap. The thing is, technology impacts our workplaces and our culture like… Continue Reading