Monthly Archives: September 2017

Day 19 (of 186) #orangeshirtday

Day 19 (of 186) #orangeshirtday I started the uncomfortable conversation with my students about one of Canadian histories darker stories: why we wear orange shirts on the last day (or last school day) of September. When first asked, some students … Continue reading

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Day 18 (of 186) thinking of Terry Fox

Day 18 (of 186) thinking of Terry Fox This has been an interesting year: I have students who don’t think fund raising is a good idea for “their” funds. And they are very disconnected with icons such as Terry Fox. … Continue reading

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Day 17 (of 186) Design Thinking

Day 17 (of 186) Design Thinking I love introducing some Design a thinking via Caine’s Arcade: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U I love that my LRT sees how design thinking projects can be well scaffolded and differentiated so that even a student on a … Continue reading

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Day 16 (of 186) #IMMOOC Season 3 Episode 1 takeaways @gcouros @joboaler

Day 16 (of 186) #IMMOOC Season 3 Episode 1 takeaways I admit that I love the work and thinking of @joboaler and her work on Mathematical Mindsets     I freely admit to having shared out this weeks #IMMOOC Season … Continue reading

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Day 15 (of 186) On grudges

Day 15 (of 186) On grudges   Had a couple conversations that were weirdly connected:  one had to do with allegiances to sports teams, another around individuals.     I still can’t forgive Joel Otto for kicking the puck in … Continue reading

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Day 14 (of 186) #firstworldschoolproblems

Day 14 (of 186) #firstworldschoolproblems   Sometimes drones (and spheres and other robots) don’t do things according to the first plan! A coding mindset sometimes means trying things again and not getting despaired by “oopses”!

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Day 13 (of 186) on %s and averaging with thanks to @OtusK12 & @MrOzarka

  Day 13 (of 186) on %s and averaging This morning I read two tweets that got me thinking.  The first was about using letter grades (A-F) rather than numeric representations (1-4) to help with the communicating to parents. I … Continue reading

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