Category Archives: How To

“Petals Around the Rose” – Problem Solving

I believe that problem solving is one of the most important skills that our students can acquire in our classrooms today. In a recent post, entitled “Problem Solving with ‘Aunt Emma’”, I described an engaging activity which helps students look … Continue reading

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Problem Solving with “Aunt Emma”

Are you looking for a classroom activity, which will stimulate your students’ thinking? Would you like to witness a spark of excitement in your classroom as students start to problem solve in a creative manner? If so, you might want … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #47 – I Love to Read

In last night’s post, I indicated that I have set a personal goal to create and share one “Teacher Feature” each month. Furthermore, I stated that it seemed like this  challenge was more frequently occurring in the latter half of … Continue reading

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December Difference-Maker Project

I would be remiss it I did not remind teachers of an innovative and engaging classroom activity for December. Not only will your students remember this special endeavour, but also I can assure you that needy individuals in your town … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #43 – Life & Photography

In education, like most professions, there are good days and bad days. Having worked closely with educators for more than forty years, I have observed the following … Although we may have a series of good days or inspiring situations, … Continue reading

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PA “Interruptions” Inspire Innovation

Nadia Nevieri and her students of Lakewood School have provided amazing connections with each other and their community through an innovative educational endeavour. The creation of 1-2 minute “Lakewood Live”  videos provide an engaging vehicle for transmitting daily events and … Continue reading

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Connecting to Make A Difference

As the 2014 year begins, tradition suggests that one should consider making a “New Year’s Resolution”. True, I have made many over the years that have unfortunately fallen by the wayside as the year progressed. However, one resolution of which … Continue reading

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Hour of Code – For those who are 6 to 106!

Computer Science Education Week is Dec 9-15, 2013. An “Hour of Code” is an amazing event in which educators are encouraged to spend one hour, during next week, introducing aspects of computer coding to their students. This learning opportunity is … Continue reading

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Photos, Passion, and Pedagogy

This past summer I attended a funeral. When one reaches their retirement years, it seems only natural to attend more funerals of friends and loved-ones. However, as friends of his grandparents, my wife and I attended the funeral of a … Continue reading

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Lip dub: A Classroom and School Approach

After reading the earlier #ETMOOC post “Lip dub: I’m havin’ a good time!” you are definitely considering exploring this innovative and engaging activity with your class. However, your enthusiasm becomes somewhat dampened when you learn more about the two lip … Continue reading

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