This Week in Ontario Edublogs


Regular listeners to the podcast know that there wasn’t one again this week. We weren’t able to pull it together. Tune in next week!

In the meantime, enjoy some bonus blog posts. There definitely is a connection among them.


Book Love

Amanda is back from taking and sharing incredible pictures to writing a wonderful story on her blog. I really enjoy it when people open the doors to their personal classrooms and give us a tour.

Photo By: Amanda Potts

I snagged one of her pictures that supports her assertion that there are books everywhere. That sends a very strong message to students about the expectations in the class. Even the strongest non-reader would be hard pressed to have their eyes open and not see a book and its title.

Essentially, that’s the setting for a great story about a student teacher who happened to be plopped into all this!

There’s more to the story including just how she gets all these books and makes them available to her classes.


Bringing Back the Class Read Aloud

I’m always a bit touched in the heart when a practicing teacher today gives a head nod to one of their former teachers and how something that they did impacted them for life.

I like everyone has memories of teachers that made a difference in their lives. Teachers and teacher-bloggers do it best in paying it forward.

There is a nice connection between something lost during the Covid years and reading which opens the door for Brenda discussion the process and gives a nice list of reasons why you would want to do read alouds in class.

But, I’ll bet that you knew all this (or should). What’s stopping you from bringing it to your class?


I Heard the Fall Sing

Photo By: Iyanuoluwa Akinrinola

And now for something completely different – there’s been a lot of that around here lately.

As I look out the window, I see two bare trees and another with maybe half of its leaves hanging on for dear life. I have Marianne Faithfull singing As Tears Go By in the background.

It was the perfect setting for reading this.

I love it!


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