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KAREN GETS HER MASTERS

By |March 14, 2019|Categories: , |

BY KAREN VAN EGMOND, ACS PARENT I’m currently working on my Masters in Education. People ask me why, and I’m at the point where I’m asking myself that same question. Let me tell you, if it was easy, everyone would do it. In addition to the coursework, I have to come up with a project to demonstrate my learning (think: POL night on steroids!). I’ve decided to show how using complex tasks with Dash and Dot robots can increase student growth mindset. Persistence, metacognition, and reflective learning to complement the core competencies…it’s huge. It’s important. It’s relevant. It’s taking [...]

CAN’T YOU JUST PUNISH ME?

By |March 13, 2019|Categories: , |

BY CARRIE LOCKWOOD, GRADE 7 TEACHER As if bragging, my Dad claimed that he got the strap 27 times in grade 7. I do wonder what he was doing that was so bad as to warrant such punishment. Fast forward 75 years. I have been supporting Mrs. Barthel in band class. This one particular class had a few students who really liked to play their instruments sabotagingly loud. Enough was enough, and "Gus" was sent into the hall. As Mrs. Barthel kept on teaching, it was my job to try to get this student to cooperate. As a staff, [...]

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