#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… 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

#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

Friday Resource Review – Trello

Trello is a free whiteboardlike service that I’ve been using for a few months now. I use it to share resources with other teachers, co-ordinate the topics and questions for #saskedchat and outline my presentations. It has helped me with… Continue Reading

It isn’t This or That

Last year I began working on a PhD full time. It meant leaving my family and living apart for a period of time. Almost every night I would join them via Skype or Facetime to talk and hear about their… Continue Reading

I Was Tired too…

I walked into our house the other day to a small ruckus. Seems that there was an undetermined issue causing three of our boys some problems. As a father of 8 children, this isn’t necessarily unusual. Neither was hearing these… Continue Reading

8 Things Teachers Should Do This Summer

Photo Credit: think be inspired via Compfight cc It’s that time of year when people offer ideas and advice about what teachers should do over the summer months. Many of them involve reading educational books, taking in conferences, blogging and… Continue Reading

Get the Hammer I have a Nut

Photo Credit: Billy Wilson Photography via Compfight cc The discussion tonight by Alan Levine – cogdog – was awesome. I have always enjoyed reading Alan’s work and find his insights into learning often challenge me to think deeply about different… Continue Reading