In my classroom, I focus on taking the time to intentionally and thoughtfully form positive and meaningful relationships with my students.
Student absences are not a new issue in education, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have only added to this growing problem.
We ask students questions all day long, but how do we know they are actually helping students learn and, more importantly, getting them to think?
Over the years, I’ve found one of the best ways to help kids understand how an economy works is to have them take an active role in managing their own money.
The height of the pandemic brought many moments of upheaval and uncertainty, but amidst the tensions, there were also moments of laughter.
In an effort to amplify our students' voices, we decided to create authentic resources that would highlight the wide range of celebrations and traditions that are important to them.
In my experience with teaching the Charter, a great way to connect the priorities of fifteen-year-olds with the values of this significant document is by thinking like a teen.
By engaging critically with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, newcomer students develop more than just a broader vocabulary or sharper analysis skills.
While teaching a Western Civilization course to high school students, I found a unique opportunity to introduce the topic of critical thinking along with the subject matter.