Category Archives: Thinking

A survival kit for teachers

Teaching a class must be one of the most challenging things to do. The responsibilities are immense, yet the rewards, while sometimes buried deep, are endless. Teachers are asked to: know every child – their learning needs; social connections (and lack … Continue reading

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Engaging all learners …

Observing the world, reading and viewing gives one  great opportunites to ask questions; reflect on one’s own practice and try to make meaningful, practical suggestions.    How do we get all learners to be engaged, feel involved and show them … Continue reading

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Teaching or learning?

  Image taken from All Things Learning Here’s the question for today … What do we value more? Teaching or learning?  This question could be debated from many perspectives, with a huge amount of evidence to justify view points. So often, we … Continue reading

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Mean girls’ behaviour

As  parents, what do we do when our child is excluded, is on the receiving end of “mean girls’ behaviour“?  Perhaps they even feel that what they are receiving is bullying. A colleague (a mother of three children) shared this post with the … Continue reading

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Creating and consuming …

Recently, I wrote and shared a post about wanting to join with other educators to bounce around and grow ideas. I started my blog two years ago, after my mentor and friend gave me a few (not so gentle) nudges to … Continue reading

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Creating inclusive classrooms: Access for all students in the PYP

I always consider myself a learner, and sitting in PD for two days reminds me what many learners go through daily … The highs, the challenges, the need to move around, the need to construct meaning and my need to … Continue reading

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Student led conference preparation

I started writing this post a year ago and for some reason, I never published it. I guess it’s good to go back and reflect – and add to what was … There’s been much hype about these conferences (or … Continue reading

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