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The Case for Teaching Integrated Skills vs Separate Subjects

I think that we need to have deeper discussions about the importance of teaching and integrating skills versus teaching separate subjects. This is important to help children experience success in school and beyond. We should learn more about how to best teach the skills for learning across the disciplines vs the disciplines themselves. This is.. […]

Professional Learning: Does it work?

I have been doing some research lately into Training Evaluation, and quite unexpectedly have become intrigued at how we measure professional development and whether it really works. A lot of time, money, effort, resources, blood, sweat, and tears goes into PD. We as educators provide and receive PD regularly, but does it change our learning […]

Spatial Reasoning and Student Success

  Spatial Reasoning This year, I have had the privilege of designing a brand new makerspace for our school. In addition, I have been able to focus on visual-spatial reasoning as the thread that pulls together science, math and technology. What is spatial reasoning? According to the Ministry of Education, Spatial reasoning is the ability […]

Makerspaces & Math Links

https://www.tes.com/lessons/sGvLjtLFbRRUZA/math-and-makerspaces?feature=embed

STEAM Job descriptions for Curriculum Planning

    Using job descriptions can facilitate program planning and student learning. A job description provides us with rich opportunities to extract content areas, learning goals, success criteria, and rich tasks for learning. It just doesn’t matter if the position is paid or not, volunteer or mandatory. The point is that you will often find key […]

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