May 2011

Unscramble, Write, and Draw

May 31, 2011

It is important to have a few Goldilocks tasks in your teaching reservoir. These are quick assignments that your students should find neither too hard nor too easy. These are just right tasks. Here is one that I have found to be particularly useful [Keep Reading]

JC Poppe Interview Wraps Up

May 26, 2011

We’re back with JC Poppe. If you missed Part 1 of the interview you can go back and read it now, download the whole show to listen to, or stream it with the player below. Chase: “We just played ‘Foundation of a Moment’ by JC Poppe. I [Keep Reading]

JC Poppe Interview

May 25, 2011

Chase: “All right everybody, this is Chase March. Daddy J is on the boards, and we have JC Poppe on the telephone all the way from Milwaukee. You can download this interview for free, stream it with the player below, or continue reading. Welcome [Keep Reading]

How A Gluestick Works

May 24, 2011

Image via Wikipedia As a teacher, it is important to capitalize on teachable moments. A small discussion, comment, or even an action from a student can lead to a brilliant impromptu lesson. Case in point, last week I noticed that a student in my [Keep Reading]

Medway Valley Visual Tour

May 22, 2011

It’s time for the very first Visual Running Tour of 2011! Medway Valley Heritage Forest is located in London, Ontario and covers 95 hectares. There are 9 kilometers of trails that hook up to a few other short trail systems in the northern part [Keep Reading]

My Take on Toronto Freedom Festival (Guest Post)

May 19, 2011

This year, I attended my first Toronto Freedom Festival and Global Marijuana March at Queen’s Park in Toronto. The event boasts a peaceful history with no arrests and an estimated 3.5 million dollar impact on the city’s economy. The official [Keep Reading]

A.P.E. Strategy Survey (Guest Post)

May 15, 2011

Greetings Chase readers, I was very happy to come across the Teaching Tip Tuesday post which talked about using the A.P.E. strategy for teaching kids how to properly answer a question. I am a recent teacher graduate doing an inquiry about A.P.E. and [Keep Reading]

Love to Hear Mandy Siegfried "Speak"

May 13, 2011

The public library is a great resource for audio books. I go there often to find stuff to listen to in the car. It’s great being able to immerse yourself in a story while driving. If often makes the commute seem shorter and gives you something [Keep Reading]
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