This Week In Our Classroom: Halloween

It doesn't seem to matter what grade I teach - Halloween takes over our lives. Between the candy, costumes, decorations and special school events - my students could not contain their excitement. Our school had our Fall Dance the week before Halloween - which meant that I was really struggling to find a way to…

Review: IQ A Practical Guide to Inquiry Based Learning by Jennifer Watt and Jill Colyer

All around education; the buzz word 'inquiry' pops up. Inquiry based learning, Inquiry questions, Inquiry projects - but it is hard to know where to start, what it means and how to assess these projects. This book has been so, so helpful. "Inquiry-based learning is a process used to solve problems, create new knowledge, resolve…

Review: PBIS world

PBIS world is a site that feeds you behaviour management strategies based on the kinds of behaviour you're seeing in your classroom. It's a really interesting read and there are a mix of interesting new strategies, tried and true classics, and some that are a bit shaky. For example: Student A is a name calling…

Wish We Were Wearing: On the Weekend

Weekends are precious, and for some reason always seem to get busy really quickly. An ideal weekend would be: not leaving the house and being able to indulge in hours of reading or Netflix binging (without feeling guilty!). On our ideal weekends, here is what we'd be wearing: Kelsey: Weekend Teacher  Morgan:   Weekend Teacher …