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Learning Intentions in Intermediate Science

Question: Hope things are going well…I’m sure you’re super busy now we’ve already reached mid-term.  For my inquiry in my class I’m working on sharing my learning intentions with my students in writing.  I’d also like to work on it … Continue reading


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Draft Science K-10 Curriculum

The current draft of the new K-10 Science Curriculum for BC is available on the BC Science Teachers Association website. Comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged. Background and some context for Transforming BC’s Curriculum.

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Make Just One Change: In Your Biology 12 Classroom

A guest post by Carl Sommerfeld, a science teacher at John Oliver Secondary where he shares his experience of “teaching students to ask their own questions” by using the question formulation technique shared in the book “Make Just One Change”. Recently I decided … Continue reading

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Learning Contexts versus Learning Intentions

Based on a close reading of Chapter 3 of Embedded Formative Assessment (Wiliam 2011) The distinction between learning contexts and learning intentions is an important pre-requisite to realizing the improvement in student learning which education research evidence suggests is achievable. … Continue reading

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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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