This Week in Ontario Edublogs


Friday already!  Here’s what caught my attention this week. ====== Lessons We Can Learn From The Early Years Shelley Pike formed a blog post around this excerpt from an ETFO professional magazine. It seems so logical.  As Shelley notes, young children shouldn’t have a monopoly on this approach. Shouldn’t it be good for all students?Continue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”

Expanding the Network


Remember the great experience of #ECOO12?  So many great Ontario Educators all descending upon one location in Richmond Hill.  So many people all in the same place enjoying the presentations, keynotes, and panel discussions.  Those who were unable to make the trip could live it vicariously by following the hashtag. In addition to the formalContinue reading “Expanding the Network”

This Week in Ontario Edublogs


It’s not uncommon to walk into your classroom and to see an empty seat.  Students get sick, go on field trips, etc. all the time.  It’s the worst feeling though when you realize that the seat will forever be empty because of a student’s decision to end her/his life.  In my teaching career, I experiencedContinue reading “This Week in Ontario Edublogs”

Plan Now for a Year of Social Success


Labour Day! The last day before getting back at it. Flash forward 9 months and the school year will be just about over but you’ll be scrambling for content for the yearbook and/or end of the year assembly. A little planning now could make that so easy and social media is the answer. All thatContinue reading “Plan Now for a Year of Social Success”