L'Instant du Mentorat
As part of our TLLP, we wanted to share all of the resources we amalgamated for our project on Technology and the Inquiry Process. We have put together Live Binders with websites, classroom anchor charts and resource books to help you get started or continue your learning with the inquiry process:
Inquiry Resources: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1816718
Science and Social Studies Inquiry Resources:…Continue
Added by Maria Tersigni Wishart on December 27, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments
We found that in order to help student construct their understanding of growing patterns it was important for them to be able to recognize that the same pattern can be represented in many mays. In the end intermediate students could move flexibly between all representations (context, numeric, table of values,…Continue
Added by Brandi Hollinger on December 17, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Added by Brandi Hollinger on December 16, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Students in grade seven build growing patterns with colour tiles to demonstrate their understanding of composite rules.
composite rule y = 6x + 3.
"By creating their patterns, students develop a better sense of the role of the multiplier and multiplicative thinking, as well as the role of the…Continue
Added by Brandi Hollinger on December 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Students in Grade 1 had difficulty identifying repeating patterns without colour. They rely heavily on colour to identify patterns. All manipulatives that are used in our classroom are colour. And looking back at my teaching, I too, unconscientiously taught with a focus on colour. I’ve learned that exposing…Continue
Added by Brandi Hollinger on December 15, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
The fitbits have arrived and we're using them and starting to figure out how they work. The next step is figuring out the best way to use them with our students! 10,000 steps comes up fast when you're teaching and raising an active family!
Added by Derek Morgan on December 11, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments
Just added a new post to my blog: 8 Reasons Technology is Crucial in the #MFL Classroom
Looking forward to getting started our project and seeing what else we find with regards to oral communication.
Are there any other reasons that you could add as well?
Added by Myria Mallette on December 10, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments
We are glad to be back up and running! Our project has had a number of bumps in the road, with transferring of students to another school midyear, staff transfers and retirements. However, we are reflecting on what we have learned. One of our learnings is that simple is often best. We are looking at what our learners need and presenting it in a simple and engaging format. Also, we have learned that repetition of basic skills is powerful in retaining necessary information. The more we have…Continue
Added by Carol Brown on December 9, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments
We are posting our learnings/wonderings here.
Added by Mariette Martineau on December 8, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments
Added by Lindsay Hodgson on December 4, 2015 at 11:25pm — No Comments
Very pleased that our team of 2 teachers has now grown to a team of 5 teachers all 'flipping' various parts of their program - a beautiful ripple effect.
I recently heard that parents of our students who are watching the homework videos are talking about them at the hockey area. Only good things to say! Apparently, they love knowing what is happening in their child's classroom and using the vocabulary they hear from the videos in their home. I've heard a number of times that…Continue
Added by Sandra Oliver on December 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Our project is well underway and we have just received our iPad…Continue
Added by Bill Urwin on December 4, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments
We formed a professional learning community of secondary science teachers interested in incorporating more inquiry into our day to day teaching. Our team consisted of 11 teachers with varying levels of inquiry and teaching experience. Two of our project teachers structure their entire courses in an inquiry format. Others try to incorporate some inquiry into each unit in some way. Here is our presentation link for our sharing workshop which contains some strategies that we have learned…Continue
Added by Maria Tuma on December 1, 2015 at 8:42am — No Comments