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  • Diverse Representation in the Media: An Unexpected Lesson
    Isaac missed the first of four lessons in a media literacy unit. I invited him to my desk to review the first lesson. I didn’t know that Isaac was about to teach me instead. In Media Literacy, my grade 2 class watched the video A Pep Talk from Kid President to You. We watched it … Continue reading Diverse Representation in the Media: An Unexpected Lesson
  • The Teacher Down the Hall
    During these longer nights and shorter days, I often find time to reflect on my own journey as an educator. Coming up on 25 years very soon (gulp!), I can honestly say that I am not the same educator I was at the beginning of my career or even the same as I was five … Continue reading The Teacher Down the Hall
  • The Shape of Things
    We’re having fun with shapes! In kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2, we have been exploring, sorting, and comparing 2-D shapes using a variety of tools.  Here’s what we’ve been up to for the last couple of weeks. In some classes, we started off on a shape scavenger hunt to see which shapes we could … Continue reading The Shape of Things
  • Mental Health Activities
    January 25th was an important day to talk about mental health as each year, “Bell Let’s Talk Day” reminds us all that conversations are such an important part of our day as educators. As educators, it is our duty to ensure the mental well-being of each of our students is thought about daily. Some students … Continue reading Mental Health Activities
Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning book cover

The book, The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning: Practical Ideas and Resources for Beginning Teachers, is meant to be the beginning of sharing and learning with each other, which includes practical tips on setting up your own classroom, building inclusion, working with parents and more.