Curriculum Planning

5 Things Teachers Need to Know to Teach Math

  Here’s 5 things that are important to know if you teach math … Mathematical objects or learning objects (i.e. using manipulatives or¬†models) These help students figure out and explain their thinking. Manipulatives (concrete or virtual) tend to draw out students’ need to explain and focus on different representations and meanings of mathematics concepts and […]

A new year…three new assignments

Hello all, It has been a busy start to this new year of teaching! I am now a permanent teacher after 3 years of amazing LTO placements at my school in Ancaster. I have moved on now to teach a new subject, instrumental music. This involved numerous music lessons over the summer, making sure I […]

Main courses and side dishes: What is Integrated Curriculum/Studies?

As an elementary teacher, I have always integrated curriculum. The first reason to integrate is to cover a myriad of curriculum expectations; the second reason is that some curriculum just naturally flow together. Integrated curriculum programs show high levels of student engagement and academic performance (Clausen & Drake, 2010). Some curriculum natural fits include Science/Geography, […]

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