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Teaching for Reconciliationsfens

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:02:03 +0000

I am a citizen of Saskatchewan and a member of Ms. Eyre’s riding. I acknowledge that I live on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. I feel I must make you aware of my dismay … Continue reading (image)

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Mindsets in the Classroom by Mary Cay Riccisfens

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:33:28 +0000

I’m reading this book to prepare for professional development which I am leading in the fall. I just hit something I want to remember and didn’t quite know where to put it so, here I am. It’s been three years … Continue reading (image)

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My fixed mindsetsfens

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:32:17 +0000

I have a fixed mindset when it comes to my athletic ability. I stopped thinking of myself as an athlete long ago – grade nine or so. I was one of 90 girls who tried out for Junior and Freshman … Continue reading (image)

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Questions and Reflections about Learning in the Digital Environmentsfens

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:42:55 +0000

Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt are facilitating a Digital Citizenship Massive Open Online Course(#DCMOOC). The community within this course is discussing the digital environment and the implications for educators and students. The week two presentation looked at learner participation in the … Continue reading (image)

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11’s for Kellisfens

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:24:24 +0000

11 Random Facts about me: 1. I am an amateur musician – I love to sing, play piano and recorder. I love making music with my family – my dad and mom and kids. 2. I am a theatre groupie. … Continue reading (image)

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Making Thinking Visible – continuedsfens

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:41:24 +0000

Routines versus Strategies Routines are a structure teachers use over and over again to build student independence and to create their classroom culture.  When we have routines to support thinking within the classroom we are supporting students thinking as a … Continue reading (image)

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Making Thinking Visible – Part Threesfens

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 01:23:29 +0000

What can a teacher do to help create a classroom where thinking becomes visible? Question. Listen. Document. Question: Good questions help students to construct their understanding. Questions need to be thought through to help students think about the content not … Continue reading (image)

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Making Thinking Visible – Part Twosfens

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:59:39 +0000

Looking at student responses to thinking. In Making Thinking Visible, the authors outline four different types of responses students give when asked to thinking or write about their thinking:  emotional, associative, meta and strategic.  Emotional responses indicate how the students … Continue reading (image)

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Making Thinking Visible – Ritchhart, Church, Morrison – Part Onesfens

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:44:15 +0000

How can we help students to become engaged and independent learners?  Ritchhart, Church and Morrison contend we can help them by Making Thinking Visible. Students develop understanding, engagement and independence when they are taught well but what does teaching well … Continue reading (image)

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The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and InstructionsfensThe CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction

Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:04:55 +0000

author: Gail Boushey name: Susan average rating: 4.33 book published: 2009 rating: 5 read at: date added: 2013/09/07 shelves: review: Practical advice, strategies and forms for running a good quality student-driven reading program. via Susan’s bookshelf: all

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