I’m more successful in my role supporting others when I acknowledge that I don’t know it all and there are educators I can connect with to help me. You can do the same.
Last week I opened an email from a construction technology teacher at Pickering High School. Attached to the email was a video, as well as, a comment that said: Just wanted to let you know that I finally got some time to finish up with filming and editing my first WeVideo edit. Take a peek! Glad […]
As a Tech Coach, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many dedicated teachers who are willing to push themselves out of their comfort zones and try something new because they believe it will benefit their students. I love hearing a teacher tell their students, “We are learning together today” because it demonstrates to the […]
The facilitators and coaches in Innovative Education hear this question a lot: “How am I supposed to use just 6 devices in my classroom?” This question often gets highlighted as intermediate and senior students in our school board are fortunate enough to each have a Chromebook. The fact that some have one to one puts […]
As I quickly rushed down the hallway of Seneca Trail Public School, I couldn’t help but stop mid-stride as I saw a number little students completely engaged in their learning. Seeing them so focused was what made me inquire further as to what they were working on. It was from conversation with both the ECE […]
…we don’t need to be the experts in every room I spent the first 10 years or so of my teaching career in a classroom where the overhead projector was the most advanced piece of technology. My spouse could send docs digitally to his office photocopier years before that tech showed up in our work […]
So your school has purchased some robots? Now what? A lot of schools have recently purchased coding and robotics kits through their Matchbox grants and to be perfectly honest, a lot of teachers are too busy and too intimidated to crack open the box. It is okay to dive in without being an expert; this […]
If you are a perhaps only a few years off retirement or even just feeling a bit stagnant as an educator ask yourself the questions “Am I still learning and growing” and “Am I still passionate about what I do?” If not, then try and find an area of education that challenges you and perhaps even pushes you out of your comfort zone.
What is a flipped classroom? Typically, the term is used to describe teacher recorded lessons viewed by students at home, followed by assignments and assessments that allow students to apply the theories and concepts learned in the videos. Sounds like students are teaching themselves, but what it really means, is students have the opportunity […]
One of the amazing parts about being a teacher is that you are learning, too. There are so many options to explore. With a general never-ending to-do list, it can be hard to find yourself time to play with new pieces or parts of technology. It can be daunting! However, there are some small features […]