Category: Resources

Preparing for group work

In preparation for my long practicum and in support of my Inquiry on inclusion and diversity, I am hoping to spend some lesson time between now and then working on teaching students in my class how to work in groups. From what I’ve observed, my SA does not do much groupwork. Whether this is because…
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Relevant readings for my inquiry into inclusion

The following are some of the people I’m interested in studying with, and the readings I’ve reviewed in preparation for deepening my inquiry. Teaching students with exceptionalities – Dr. Jennifer Katz I hope to study further with Dr. Jennifer Katz. I took EPSE 317 with her this past summer, and I absolutely loved it. I…
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Success! (with engagement & collaboration)

I am on top of the world today after my practicum experience yesterday. I had two big moments of success: I initiated group work for the first time in class and it went really well The introduction to the new unit on friendship and mental health (SEL) was received with a lot of interest Success…
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Antiquities Treasure Hunt

As part of my Social Studies unit on Ancient Civilizations, I plan to design a treasure hunt using Google Arts and Culture, a website with thousands of virtual tours and very expansive database of ancient artifacts, as well as accompanying information and connections. The goal of the Treasure Hunt The goal is to introduce some…
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Technology that aids inclusion and community

One of the advantages of having worked in communications for ten years is that I have a wealth of experience and knowledge of online technologies. I’ve been experimenting using some of them to build community and aid inclusion in the classroom. Some of my favourite classroom technologies I discovered during the teacher program: Menti, Padlet,…
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Where to next? Reflections on my future and lessons from the past

Reflections One of the first things I read in the Teacher Education Program that spoke to me was a quote by Milton McClaren: “When we transform experiences and rework our records of events, we develop intellectual ownership of them.” This quote¬†speaks to me because it puts in words something I have long known intuitively as…
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