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You Are Important but You Are Not Indispensable

Modified from Kim Schonert-Reichl & others Every student needs two adults in his/her school who believe he/she will be a success in life.  Every teacher needs two colleagues who believe they will be a successful teacher. Some thoughts on taking oneself … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in Every Assignment

The following resources were shared at a Nov 23rd workshop for VSB TOCs. Finding Joy in Every Assignment http://www.priceless-teaching-strategies.com http://www.mrgym.com http://www.bctf.ca/TeachersOnCall VSB Staff Offers – Bell, Dell, Apple, Microsoft

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Planning Effective Lessons

An excerpt from How to Plan Effective Lessons, an article by Ellen Ullman in the October 2011 Education Update from ASCD. Four key strategies for planning an effective lesson: Determine the purpose of the lesson. If you have a clear … Continue reading

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Newer English Teachers WS – Wed Nov 9

How English Teachers Survive Their First Early Years Challenges facing a newer English teacher are similar to, but not the same as other teachers.  The English teacher is responsible for improving the students’ reading and writing skills more so than … Continue reading

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Resources & Networking for TOCs

Today was the first in a series of sessions organized for the benefit of VSB TOCs. Teachers networked, shared the best & most challenging experiences of past month, began building a TOC Survival Kit, and received information about a variety … Continue reading

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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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A Teacher’s Plea

This just arrived in my Inbox from an elementary teacher in Vancouver.  Someone I respect for her love of children and her passion for teaching.  She is a master teacher and makes magic happen on a daily basis.  This is … Continue reading

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