Plan Now for a Year of Social Success


Welcome back to school in Ontario.  Today’s the big day for most.  I decided to drag out this old “Post from the Past”.  It goes back to the start of the school year in 2012.  I thought that it was good advice then and I am equally as convinced that it’s just as good orContinue reading “Plan Now for a Year of Social Success”

Olympic Resources


The Sochi Olympics are on! There have been some interesting Olympic activities over the weekend.  The Opening Ceremonies were so interesting and of course, hockey has been wonderful to watch.  The most painful to watch for me has been the moguls. In a post “Look for it” in January, I had shared that the CanadianContinue reading “Olympic Resources”

Hour of Code Resources


As I noted in yesterday’s post, I hope that classrooms continue to incorporate coding into learning activities.  There are so many benefits and anyone with any kind of crystal ball can only see that the importance of being able to take control of one’s sure isn’t going to decrease. To aid the cause, I haveContinue reading “Hour of Code Resources”

Playing with nkwiry


Brian Aspinall has done it again! Brian is rapidly gaining fame as creating free, incredibly student friendly web resources.  The hallmark of his products are ease of signup for teachers who just create a class and the students just use the class.  No collection of student information of any kind is done and no studentContinue reading “Playing with nkwiry”

Classroom Management Challenge


Yesterday, I read and shared this article.  “15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class.”  It’s packed with great ideas and is a good read.  The best advice appears at the bottom. Remember there is no “magic bullet” what will get all students’ attention all of the time. Don’t get frustrated! Constantly having toContinue reading “Classroom Management Challenge”