Category Archives: Teacher Feature

Teacher Feature #42 – Inspiring Teachers

With students and teachers starting back to school in two days, I searched for a powerful quotation that I felt might motivate teachers. I was very pleased when I found the following William Arthur Ward’s description of the different qualities … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #41 – Never Stop Learning

I first began teaching Mathematics to Grade 7 & 8 students more than 45 years ago. I must admit that I was convinced that all the learning on which my students focused, would be found in the Mathematics textbook that … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #40 – The year in review

For many schools in Canada, the school year ends this week. Both students and teachers are eagerly looking forward to holidays. However, before closing the books for good, I suggest an important exercise to engage both staff and students is … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #39 – Start Today

I admit it … I procrastinate. Even this month’s “Teacher Feature” is being posted, as evidenced by the above date, on the last day of the current month.  As a teacher and Educational Technology Consultant I found that the classroom … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #38 – Pupils, Photos & Privacy

My older son shared the following photograph with me recently. It was shared as a entry on “theCHIVE” entitled “Little known facts that you likely never knew” on April 18, 2014. Admittedly, I was not sure how accurate this information … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #37 – Video Viewpoints

How can we move students from being passive consumers to active producers? One way is to provide students with the opportunity to create videos. Students, that I have worked with, are eager to demonstrate their creativity through digital storytelling and … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #36 – A love of reading

February is “I love to read” month. As an experienced educator, I realize just how important a skill reading can be. In fact, one of the greatest gifts teachers can share with their students is a love of reading. To … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #35 – Curiosity

“Information at your fingertips” can be a detriment to teaching. Don’t get me wrong. As an educator, I appreciate the ease at which Google, and other search engines, serve up results to the inquiring minds of today’s students. However, I … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #34 – Holiday Thoughts

Today, K-12 students are on their winter break in Manitoba. Tomorrow, many of our students’ families will celebrate Christmas. As a result, a good number of our youngsters will return to school, in the new year, having received gifts which … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #33 – What was war?

Today’s “Teacher Feature” focuses on remembering. I have been reflecting on which moments in my life have left me with an indelible memory. For me, there are important images that come to life such as when I first met my … Continue reading

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