Monthly Archives: April 2014

Day 139 (of 184) skills to strategies

Day 139 (of 184) skills to strategies From mad minutes to multiple strategies -it’s a significant shift (and exciting time) in education. Moving from ‘one’ way to solve a problem to collaborating on a ‘new’ or different approach: area multiplication … Continue reading

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Day 138 (of 184) the little things

Day 138 (of 184) the little things From tooth fairy letters to thank you cards & gifts. I’m not always good at sending things – an area I continue I work on and get amazing modelling about. Today my teaching … Continue reading

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Day 137 (of 184) a picture is worth…

Day 137 (of 184) a picture is worth… 1000 words – or so ‘they’ say! I’ve been thinking about the power of pictures lately for a couple of key reasons: – my schools shift to eportfolios instead of report cards … Continue reading

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Day 136 (of 184) unstructured play as part of physical literacy

Day 136 (of 184) unstructured play as part of physical literacy I’ve been challenging myself around ‘free play’ this year. It started with me encouraging ‘free play time’ to a primary teacher and then deciding to model similar behaviour. So … Continue reading

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Day 135 (of 184) comics to classics

Day 135 (of 184) comics to classics Tonight a side twitter conversation about using comics as a ‘hook’ to lure in readers brought me back to a lot of my own inspiration. I caught the tail end of a discussion … Continue reading

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Day 134 (of 184) “Research”

Day 134 (of 184) “Research” I loved it today when one of the girls in class came up to me as we were doing a quick mapping exercise (90 second sketch of a map of Canada – what do you … Continue reading

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Day 133 (of 184) risk taking

Day 133 (of 184) risk taking Tonight I shared our learning communities journey into eportfolios with our Board of Education. One of the key themes that came out was the importance of establishing cultures where people feel safe taking risks. … Continue reading

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