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Understanding by Design

My #1 recommended read for any teacher. Read the first chapter for free here. You can read about the impact it had on me here.

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Change Should Be Manageable

The following two statements have proven to be very helpful to me whenever I consider making a permanent change in my practice. “Good for students.  Manageable for teachers.” Damien Cooper If the change adds to my overall workload then it … Continue reading

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Essential Lesson Components

From session with Faye Brownlie. Essential Question / Learning Intention / Big Idea Open-ended strategies – for students to connect, process, and transform Differentiation – choice is built into at least one facet of the learning Assessment for Learning Gradual Release of … Continue reading

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Hamber Followup

Here are some links to follow up our session on Wed Jan 19th. Blogs: https://renomyclass.wordpress.com https://martensclass.wordpress.com http://bestlibrary.org/ http://fnoschese.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/the-2-interactive-whiteboard/ Link to the PPT Slideshow on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/jacobmartens Links to Unit Plans: I have posted links to all my Physics 11 and … Continue reading

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AfL Session with Faye Brownlie

The following are my notes from the first part of a session Faye facilitated for two hundred Vancouver teachers at the Croatian Centre on Friday November 26th.  Here’s the link to her Powerpoint slides. Caveat If you are going to … Continue reading

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Building a Foundation for Teaching – My Story

REPOSTED SEPTEMBER 2012 This is an accounting of where I am in my practice, how I got here and where I hope to go.  This is not a how-to but simply my story.   I will use the work I have … Continue reading

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From Rubrics to Letter Grades

In my own practice I am using rubrics more frequently and grades rarely.  One of the challenges that I have encountered is End of Term Reporting.  Our school, like many in our District and in our Province, uses letter grades … Continue reading

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