Self Regulating my own Study of Self-Regulation

Who has time not to self-regulate I have taken on a lot of obligations this term: three graduate courses for my Master's degree, organizing two Edcamps, teaching full-time, volunteering for our local community club fundraisers, and a research project. Add to that the expectations of contributing to the household, maintaining relationships and there is a […]

Survey of Global Collaboration Tools presented using Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway I'm experimenting with Microsoft Sway, an application somewhat, a little, kinda, sorta like Powerpoint but much more interactive and more dynamic (in that it reformats content depending on the screen it is being displayed on). Users can search for, and embed content from a variety of other sources a little bit like Haiku […]

Middle School Students Advocate for Social Justice as Global Citizens

Social Justice in the Middle Years This post briefly describes and assembles some media from a social justice project we did after working with the┬áManitoba Council for International Cooperation. The project evolved from a fundraising effort likely to raise a few hundred dollars to something much larger. The entire school was brought on board engaging […]

Curriculum Integration in Action: Ancient Egypt

Curriculum Integration "Maybe we can embalm the frog after we dissect it," said teacher candidate Matthew MacLeod as we sat to plan out his first teaching block with my grade 8 class. Over the next twenty minutes we tied together every subject area into a learning unit - it was one of those synergistic (when […]

"Paper Blog Foldable" illustrates parts of a blog

Here is the finished product.

"Don Cherry's Jacket" Fabric Art

What do you do with a bin full of fabric samples? Fabric collages, of course. Lovely pieces illustrating creative landscapes and abstract patterns. Right? Not this year. Because it is hockey season and we're nearing the Stanley Cup finals, we decided to adorn Canadian hockey icon Don Cherry with some new threads. We found this […]

So many great ideas... so little time.

FORE! Desk-Sized Mini Golf HoleProject. Front 9 in room 3, back 9 in room 2

Here is a project I put together with my former teaching partner, Linda Benson. We were looking for a quick but engaging hands-on project that integrated many subject areas. It ties together Math (scale, proportion, surface area, integers), Science (light: law of reflection) HERE is the document we circulated to the class after creating the […]

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