Long Range Plans – AMU3O (Grade 11 Music)

January 17, 2017

I am back to teaching and loving every minute of it. I have a Grade 11 music class full of eager students wanting to learn how to play an instrument for the first time. As such, if you are a Grade 7 or 8 instrumental music teacher, you may find this [Keep Reading]

The Inner Game of Work

May 17, 2016

The Inner Game of Work by W. Timothy Gallwey I started a research project to see how we could let students choose what they want to learn in school and it led me to some very interesting books, articles, and videos. I will be sharing some of that [Keep Reading]

What’s Your Something Special?

April 19, 2016

What’s Your Something Special? by Catherine Gibson and Mary Fletcher We all have something special locked up inside us. It might be hard to find, and some of us might not even know to look for it, but it is there. This book taps into the power [Keep Reading]

Why You Should Always Ask for Advice

February 16, 2016

This is a great video to share with your students. I know many students who are afraid to ask questions in class. They stay quiet and struggle with their work, or worse yet, they don’t do the work at all. It’s always best to build a [Keep Reading]

8 Online Tools for Students and Educators

January 19, 2016

Someone approached me and asked to contribute a guest post for my Teaching Tip Tuesday series. Over the years, I have had some great tips submitted from readers all over the globe. I found out that this latest one though was a thinly veiled attempt [Keep Reading]

Schools Can Be So Much Greener

November 17, 2015

When we think of the cost of school, we rarely think of the buildings themselves. It is important to remember that they have both a financial cost and an environmental one. Energy Use “School buildings are the third biggest energy users. A [Keep Reading]

Shake it Up in the Classroom

October 13, 2015

There are all sorts of things you can do to shake things up in your classroom. But teachers are expected to have a certain level of decorum. That is why I included the first item in this post. From there, it gets interesting. So, read on! [Keep Reading]
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