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Creating an Environment of Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, and Critical Thinkers
When revisiting what mathematics looks and feels like in my Grade 1 classroom, I asked myself many questions. Are my students afraid to take risks because there is an urgency to get it right the first time? Are they open to learn more than one way to (More)
Pushing to Become More Globally Literate
Choose one outside your comfort zone. Learn. Be aware of your thinking patterns, learning style, metacognition, reflect and share. NOW Literacies. This is a new term that was introduced to me this year. What does it mean to be literate? And what d (More)
Becoming a Tweep Through the Twitter Challenge
As part of our OJCS DocuMENTORS experience, I am reflecting on my Twitter journey as part of a Goosechase digital scavenger hunt.  I will try my be (More)
OJCS NOW Literacies Bingo Challenge
Our OJCS DocuMENTORS journey with Silvia Tolisano teaching us all about More)
Daily 5 and the Now Literacies. Daily 5 Chronicles
  Initially, the focus of my Personal Growth Plan was The Daily 5, understanding and implementing its literacy framework in order to create a classroom of hi (More)
Who Owns the Learning? Daily 5 Chronicles
Daily 5 is a literacy framework that instills behaviors of independence, creates a classroom of highly engaged readers, writers, and learners, and provides teachers with the time and structure to meet diverse student needs. Because it holds no curr (More)
Collaboration in Progress!
What learning did I see happening? Today I had the opportunity to observe a math lesson guided by a series of open ended questions. The lesson was given by my good friend and colleague, Julie, and assisted by the lovely, Faye. I wasn't sure wh (More)
Providing Evidence of Sharing and Amplifying Learning. One Teacher's Journey
This blog post will provide evidence of sharing and amplified learning. This is the lens I chose to focus on as I entered a grade 3 math lesson. Whenever documenting takes place, in order for it to be useful, a plan needs to be put into place. Why am (More)
First Pineapple Party!
We did it!  We had our first Pineapple PD experience today at OJCS.  We have the extraordinary opportunity to be working with Silvia Tolisano, author of More)
Note Card Confession
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