Author Archives: Alyssa

Freedom of Speech

Recently, I wrote about things students say and do in the classroom when I’m supply teaching. There was one incident that I didn’t mention because I thought it deserved its own post. I had a student who was using foul … Continue reading

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Trick the Supply

Being a supply teacher presents its own special challenges. Generally students try to get away with worse behaviour than normal. It can be a struggle to get them to listen and to work diligently. This is actually understandable, as respect … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Math

My grade 6 teacher, Mr. Piot, did the awesome math game with us┬ácalled Kung Fu Math. I don’t remember the exact details, but we had to compete against each other to work our way up from yellow to black belt … Continue reading

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Unexpected Questions

Last week I was invited into a parenting class to talk about my parenting journey to some grade 11 and 12 students at a school I supply at often. It was a great experience, but – as per usual in … Continue reading

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2017 Math Challenge

I’ve seen other bloggers write about the yearly math challenges and have always been intrigued! For those who are not familiar with it, the challenge is to use each digit in the current year (2017) exactly once, along with any … Continue reading

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Supplying

This semester I’m an occasional teacher, and I’m excited for all that I will learn from it! I think being able to experience so many different schools, classrooms, courses, teaching/admin methods, room set-ups, etc, and to interact with so many … Continue reading

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Failing Students

I read a post today over at Smarter Classroom Management about how failure can be good for students. As a proponent of growth mindset, I’ve know that failure is where we do a lot of our learning. I am often … Continue reading

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