Tag: assessment

Spelling Bees – my experience of assessment

As an activity for EPSE 310: Assessment, I’ve been asked to write about my own experience with an assessment I remember from school, and how it impacted me. In grade six we did a weekly spelling bee. These were low-pressure because we marked them ourselves and the teacher didn’t count them for marks. If I was…
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My story of physical and health education

For the new class—EDCP 320: Physical and Health Education—we’ve been asked to write a reflective story on our experience with physical health. Here are the questions I’ve been asked to consider: What is your story about Physical and Health Ed teachers? What stories do we hear about PHE teachers? What stories do we hear about…
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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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My second observation – Scaffolding

I had my second observation by my Faculty Advisor, Dave, this past week, and it was challenging to say the least. The lesson was on summarizing non-fiction texts using a text about stress to support our Friendship and Mental Health Unit. I had worked out a plan with Dave to attempt to scaffold the learning…
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CFE Reflection #3: Saying goodbye

So this was the last week of school with students. We made it through a very strange year with Covid19, masks and social distancing. It is bittersweet saying goodbye: on the one hand, I wish it would never end. On the other hand, I’m exhausted and really looking forward to a break. If thank you…
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