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Article Archive for October 2012

Teacher Profiles: An Interview with Kerry Ballard

October 31, 2012 – 12:11 pm | 9 Comments | 4,434 views

This week I invite you to join a conversation that I had with a dynamic teacher as we discuss a Literature Circle project that she undertook with her Cycle 1 students.
Teacher’s name: Kerry Ballard
School: Lower …

Check-in Call: Parents at LEARN

October 17, 2012 – 3:07 pm | Comments Off on Check-in Call: Parents at LEARN1,910 views

Sometimes the smallest acts can have the biggest impact.
At the beginning of the school year, my daughter’s teacher called all parents of her students to check in and introduce herself.  For me, it was a …

Striking my Fancy: Blogging for Literacy

October 10, 2012 – 3:16 pm | Comments Off on Striking my Fancy: Blogging for Literacy3,181 views

Earlier this year, Susan van Gelder started the conversation about blogging with her post here. She then inspired me to tell a story.
A good friend of mine, we’ll call her Clarisse, has a son in …

Online PD or What I’ve Learned In My PJ’s

October 2, 2012 – 3:30 pm | 5 Comments | 4,380 views
On the laptop in pyjamas

It was our last class together as senior seminar students with Dr. Anderson. For most of us, the moment represented the penultimate step in completing a rather lengthy graduate degree and…we were elated. Together, we …