Category Archives: Learning

Low Work Ethic Vs. True Barriers to Learning?

I’ve had this post in my drafts folder for over a year now, where I was struggling to help a student (and their parents) figure out what was the underlying cause of a drop in performance. Something I’ve struggled with … Continue reading

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Newbie Reflection

It being the beginning of a new year, it’s a good time to do some reflecting on my first months of teaching in a public high school. Here are some things that have been running through my head lately: I … Continue reading

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STAO 2016

I spent Thursday and Friday at the STAO conference in Toronto, and it was so awesome to be back! I used to go when I coordinated the CPSX outreach program, in an exhibitor/presenter role. This time, I was there as … Continue reading

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Flipped Update in 3U/4C

So there goes my goal of doing a reflection each week, but I’ve decided not to give myself a hard time about it! Much more important that I do any reflection, than if I do it on a schedule. We … Continue reading

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Week 1 (+ a bit!)

The idea was to do my reflection posts on Sunday evenings, but – as usual – things were a bit busy and hectic. So, here it is! Well, I made it through my first week of teaching in a public … Continue reading

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Physics ABQ

I just finished my Physics ABQ, so now I’ll have three subject qualifications (Math, General Science, and Physics). As part of the final collaborative inquiry project, we are required to share it somehow. Since I am not teaching right now, … Continue reading

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Spec. Ed. Pt. 1 AQ

I just finished up my first additional qualifications course: Special Education Part 1. Here are some thoughts about the course that I included in my final reflection: I am very thankful I decided to take this course. If I may … Continue reading

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