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Innovative Inspirations #2 – Beal Innovates

The other day, I had the opportunity to cover for one of the FOUR teachers in the Beal Innovates program. This program includes about 60 grade 9 students and has them learning English, Geography, Science, and Mathematics using mostly cross-curriculum … Continue reading

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Innovative Inspirations

In light of me taking part in the #IMMOOC this year, I’ve been noticing and getting inspired by teachers doing innovative things in their classrooms when I supply for them. So, I’m going to use this space to write about … Continue reading

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#IMMOOC – Week 2 Reflection

This was the second week of #IMMOOC, and the focus of the reading was defining innovation, what innovation mindset is, and what the characteristics of an innovator are. Some key points that I highlighted are: Chapter 1: Having empathy for … Continue reading

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Two Weeks to Go!

In these parts, public school starts two weeks from today. I’ll still continue in my occasional teaching role (at least to start the year), but it will be in two school boards. Yes! I got hired by the school board … Continue reading

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Flipped Flop(?)

I wrote beforeĀ about using an electronic flipped classroom method for a grade 11/12 split physics class (3U/4C) that I adapted from Heather’s resources. I really loved and believed in the method. It was well thought-out, gave the students learning and … 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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