New Learning Theories from an Old Hand

The fourth week of this learning project has come and gone and I can hardly believe I have already invested an entire month into learning how to become ambidextrous. The most difficult part of the project for me so far has been trying to constantly remind myself to use my left hand in everyday situations …

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Let’s Get Real for a Minute

How can one tell when the midway part of the semester has arrived? Why the increased rate of student burnout of course! Let's get real for a minute. I elected to take five courses this semester compared to my usual three and while I've managed to keep up through careful planning and scheduling thus far, …

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Is Ambidexterity the HANDiest Skill I Can Learn?

Is ambidexterity the HANDiest skill I can learn? In short, no. In fact, there's evidence that it's actually a terrible skill to learn, but is that going to stop me? Nope. Finding a skill to use for my #LearningProject was simple. I've wanted to learn how to be ambidextrous since I was in middle school …

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How the iGeneration Missed Out on Their Digital Education

I grew up in the small town of Melville, SK and like I'm sure others around my age can relate, many of my lessons were taught with minimal use of educational technology. The earliest forms of interaction with computers I can recall was being allowed free-time on Microsoft Paint during which time, I got very well acquainted …

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Week Six and Seven: Curriculum, Instruction, and Relevance

What is being taught? How are students learning? Do students see the meaning and relevance in what they are learning? What are the stories of learning? Students learn many things within a small frame of time due to the way that Ms. Selimos chooses to incorporate multiple outcomes into one lesson. Because of this, students …

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Week Four and Five: Inclusive Education – Diversity and Difference

What are the different forms of diversity you observe within the classroom and school? What may be some forms of diversity that are not visible? In what ways do you observe the school, classrooms and teachers honouring inclusive practices?  How is your school community honouring diversity, equity, and human rights for all students (including sexual and …

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