Monthly Archives: September 2014

What do I know?

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Well, I’m back-tracking furiously this week, after coming down off the whirlwind of getting married a few weeks ago! I’m taking it right back to Week 7 (Sept 1-7), where we were asked to reflect on what we know (or think we know 😉 ) about lesson planning! Since I’ve been thinking about planning for my impending teaching placement, this was a pretty easy task. Not that I’m saying that this is right, or exhaustive… just that I know what I think I know!

What do I already know (or think I know!) about lesson planning? These are the questions I ask myself when planning… Read the rest of this entry

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Oh The Places We’ll Go – Connected Classroom

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Some interesting ideas to establish a ‘connected classroom’ and create opportunities for students to engage and connect globally!

The Global Classroom Project

I was very honoured this week to be named a Lead Teacher by the Global Classroom Project.   As soon as I heard, I was excited to read more about the amazing things happening in the classrooms of the the other Lead Teachers (@murcha and @cccoffa from Australia, @ICT_Integrator from South Africa, and @heidihutchison, @MrsMorgansClass and @kathleencorley from the United Staes).   As I read through their accomplishments,  I was humbled and in awe of the opportunities they are providing their students.  Without a doubt, the ability to connect globally has been the “a-ha” moment of my teaching career.  I am not sure there are words to truly express the amazement I feel as I watch my students communicate, collaborate and think critically with peers across the globe.

My global connections have evolved from one-time connections to collaborative projects.  I hope to give you a sense of the different…

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Getting Ready For Professional Experience

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As I prepare for my next Professional Experience placement, I am creating a checklist of things that I need to do (at the direction of the lecturer, but also because a checklist is pretty handy!) before starting. Since my first day is next Friday, there are a few things that I have already done, but I’ll add them to the list anyway! Read the rest of this entry