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How Did He Learn That?

Part of my teaching assignment is as a Learner Support Teacher to Grade 1 and Grade 2 students.  Some of these students I have been working with since they were in Kindergarten.  I witnessed some of them cry when they … Continue reading

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Innovation Days

Last year, our school participated in Identity Day.  Every member of our school community: all students and all staff, created an Identity Day Project.  The projects represented something about who they were as individuals. The projects could have represented something about … Continue reading

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What My Inner City School Experience Has Given Me

This is going to be a somewhat personal post. I have been pondering this for quite some time and have finally decided to write about it and share. For the past 2 and one half years I have been the … Continue reading

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For Some, WE are IT

Things can get rather challenging in inner-city schools near Spring Break. Come to think of it, working in an Inner-City school, or any school, for that matter, is always challenging. Staff are tired and have been working hard for months! Students … Continue reading

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Reflections on Love

While this may not be the usual post on this blog, with Valentine’s Day just past, I thought I’d do a reflection on Love and what Love means to me at this time in my life. After 20+ years of … Continue reading

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My Completed Homework

I was given an assignment to complete by fellow blogging friend, and amazing educator, Dean Shareski. You can read his challenge post here. First things first, here are 11 Random Facts About Me: 1. I am a twin. I have … Continue reading

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Vancouver Foodie Experience

OK, this is not going to be my “usual” kind of post, but I figure it’s summer-time, so why not! How can I not share such a wonderful experience! I had the wonderful opportunity to go on a food tour … Continue reading

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Embedded Formative Assessment

Recently, I completed reading, Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam.  To say it is an important read would be an understatement. What I think I liked most about the book was that it is grounded in research and a true … Continue reading

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Importance of Scaffolding

In a recent discussion with a friend, we talked about meeting the needs of our highly diverse students.  We talked about the difficulties some people seem to have with understanding the need to scaffold work for students. The discussion reminded … Continue reading

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Your Authentic Self

In our work and personal lives, we are often bombarded with differing expectations and opinions.  In our personal and professional lives, we are often pushed and pulled in many different directions – both physically and figuratively.  We may have people … Continue reading

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