Literacy

Student Engagement Through Choice Writing

  When I first starting teaching 6 years ago, the buzz word was “differentiation”. I attended several workshops on this topic and my favourite strategy to gets students writing was to create RAFT assignments.     RAFT stands for…

Staying Healthy

The Best Water Bottle for Teachers

As teachers we need to stay hydrated during the day to keep our voices good and our energy levels high. I have been struggling to replace my aging plastic water bottle with something that is BPA free and easy…

Technology

How Technology Has Changed!

  Videos are a great way to encourage class discussion.  Show these two videos  to your students. Great discussions can occur about the changing face of technology over a such a short time span. You could also have your students…

Technology

17 Secondary Teachers to Follow on Pinterest

Why 16?  Because it’s a sweet number!  This group of teachers are some of the sweetest and kindest people out there.  Just like a sweet shop, we have lots of choice here for you!  From English Language Arts and…

As teachers we are constantly being exposed to germs, bugs, viruses in our daily profession. We must be diligent in monitoring our health to ensure we are giving our best to our students, families and ourselves. Click to read 9 top tips for staying healthy from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.
Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy Part 1 Physical Health

***DISCLAIMER*** I am not a doctor, just a teacher sharing some healthy living tips. Always consult your doctor before trying any new exercise regime, medications or vitamins. As teachers we are constantly being exposed to germs, bugs, viruses in our daily profession.…

Assessment and Evaluation

Managing the Marking Load

  The marking load can become impossible for the middle school teacher if it is not managed properly. Here are my best tips for helping teachers manage their marking bin.  1. Set manageable marking goals for yourself on how much to…