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Canadian Teachers

A group dedicated to the qualities and challenges of teaching in Canada.

Location: Canada
Members: 52
Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2016

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Newborn Infant Care Tips

Started by Oscar Marin Mar 6, 2014. 0 Replies

First few weeks of caring infants are daunting for newbie parents. They really need to know how to care for infants. Read out here for some important tips on newborn infant care and share your view…Continue

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Other Online Forums?

Started by Kim Fahner Mar 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone!~~I'm taking my PQP course and am trying to find a variety on online forums, to discuss teacher leadership issues.  (I'm thinking of becoming a program leader some day in the future...)…Continue

Teaching in Canada Grow/Glow

Started by Mike Mac Kenzie. Last reply by Mike Mac Kenzie Apr 12, 2011. 2 Replies

Hello everyone what in your mind is the "Glow" (something positive) in Canadian Education? What is the "Grow" (opportunity for change) in Canadian Education?Continue

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Comment by Andy B. Peterson on January 5, 2014 at 8:58pm

That is one confident hexagon!

Mathematical Domains: Geometry
Topics: Congruence, Properties of Polygons
Grade Level(s): Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth
Duration: Approximately 1  to 2 hours
Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities.http://www.hungryteacher.com

Comment by Miss L on January 18, 2012 at 2:06pm

Hello all! My name is Miss L and I'm an education student from Manitoba, Canada. I actually just wrote a blog post trying to get some opinions from Canadian teachers, I would love for you to check it out and get some more viewpoints.

www.misslwholebrainteaching.blogspot.com

Comment by Jann Kwasnicki on November 10, 2011 at 7:17pm

"Confronting Ableism"

Anyone out there read this article?  The ideal educational setting would use the strengths of Learners with challenges to teach to and adapt programs for those Learners rather than trying to "fix the problem"...A very thought provoking article.

Comment by Dan Gillmor on November 8, 2011 at 7:51pm

Hello all,

My name is Dan Gillmor and I am a SH humanities teacher in northern Alberta. I am currently working on developing meaningful ways to engage my students using 21st C. practices. I look forward to conversations that take place along these lines as well as any others regarding the practice of education in Canada.

Comment by Jann Kwasnicki on November 8, 2011 at 2:20pm

Hello Fellow Educators.  I'm a Learning Assistance Teacher in Delta.  I'm excited about collaborating with Teachers in my school and working hard to try and make School Based Team meetings a valuable use of time. UDL, simple action plans where everyone has a role in support and follow-up discussions seems to be working so far.  I'd love to hear about other schools' SBT meetings, how they work for you, ideas/activities that you value or anything else to do with support systems in your schools. :D

Comment by kelly Jensen on October 15, 2011 at 5:32pm

Hi Nancy, I'm completing the SFU TLTC Coquitlam!  Happy inquiring!

I'll look through my Diigo kellyjensen and find some resources.  But my fav is simply Etherpad.  Great opportunities for AFL practice.

Best of luck.

Comment by Adam Cross on August 19, 2011 at 9:37am

There are so many outstanding, free Web2.0 applications that are perfect for writing exercises in primary grades.  Some of the best I've seen are: kidblog.orgstoryjumper.comstorybird.com/teachers/zooburst.com/

myfakewall.com/xtranormal.com/edu.glogster.com/ 

and audacity.sourceforge.net/ (great free audio editor for podcasts)

Comment by Nancy Rupert on August 18, 2011 at 4:05pm
I'm a gr.4/5 teacher working in Maple Ridge, BC.  I'm in the Teaching and Learning in Today's Classroom module in Maple Ridge.  My field study this term will be looking at how I can use technology to meet my learning goals for writing.  I'd love to hear about how others have used technology in Writer's Workshop!
Comment by kelly Jensen on August 18, 2011 at 1:16pm

I am very excited to have joined this group. The past 2 comments have touched many issues being explored in my classroom and school.  I am currently learning about the New Literacies (Pahl & Roswel) and How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (2000).  I teach in Squamish BC and am currently enrolled @ SFU Intergating technology COHORT.  I look forward to furture discussiona d sharing of resources.

Hope you all have a great start to your school year!

 

Comment by B Cook on August 18, 2011 at 12:57pm
Hi! I teach Foods & Nutrition 8-12 in Pitt Meadows, BC. I hope to meet other  teachers interested in ecoliteracy, sustainability, experimenting with new forms of assessment, cross-grade/cross-curricular projects, inquiry learning and self-directed learning! :)
 

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