Teaching strategies

More about Teaching from a Distance

 The transition to teaching from a distance is challenging even at the best of times. To help teachers who are new to working remotely, educators and organizations have offered …

Learning about Canadian elections

Today we’re welcoming two guest bloggers from Maria Kenward’s LINC 7/8 class at Windsor Neighbourhood Learning Centre. They write about their successful experience learning about elections in Canada. My first …

List Poems

Writing a poem doesn’t have to be difficult. List poems are an accessible form of poetry. List poems at their most basic are a list of words on a theme. …

Preschool Coding – Hands-On and Screen-Free

Preschoolers can learn early coding skills through hands-on, screen-free activities that are fun.  The T in STEM: Creating Play-Based Experiences That Support Children’s Learning of Coding and Higher Order Thinking …

Financial Literacy for Children

It’s the fourth week of Financial Literacy Month and the theme is Start good habits early. Financial literacy is an essential life skill and children can start learning about money …

Let’s Play! Activities for Families

Let’s Play! Activities for Families is a new package of resources developed by the BC Ministry of Education for parents and caregivers who want to support their child’s early learning …

Digital Literacy 101

Looking for support in teaching students digital literacy skills such as authenticating information, managing privacy, addressing cyberbullying, and being safe online? MediaSmarts has created Digital Literacy 101, a suite of …

The Jigsaw Method

What are the most effective teaching strategies? Research by John Hattie and Greg Donoghue indicates that it depends on a number of factors, including where students are in the learning …