Teaching and Learning in Beta

My Final Words of Wisdom

It’s been ages since I last blogged. It’s not that I have nothing to write about. There is a huge backlog of posts that are just waiting to be written! To be frank, I simply have not been in the mood lately. Until last week, I was so busy at school that the last thing I wanted to do when I came home was think about work some more. Continue reading “My Final Words of Wisdom”

Teachers Love Technology

This infographic was shared with me by co-creator Allison Morris. It looks at the important  role that technology is playing for today’s teachers and how it’s changing classrooms. Have a look below!

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The most important question you will ever ask

The most important question you will ever ask is…

What do you need to know Bob?

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When Good Ideas Go Horribly Wrong

I had this great idea.

The “Better Biology” program was progressing quite well with the grade 11 SL class. There were challenges of course, but I was impressed with the level of independence of the students. And so, because I’m insane, I thought to myself why not try something similar with my grade 12 SLs? Continue reading “When Good Ideas Go Horribly Wrong”

When Acting Out in Class is Good

I’m a big fan of using role play in my science classes. I will find at least one excuse per unit to get students acting out some biological process like the electron transport chain or meiosis. First of all, it gets them out of the seats in which they are confined most of the day and engages them physically as well as intellectually.

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How do we learn? How do we demonstrate our learning?

These are the two questions I posed to my grade 11 students at the beginning of the week. As part of my new course design, I am trying to gradually develop their independence as learners. In the first two units, each learning cycle was differentiated to a degree. Continue reading “How do we learn? How do we demonstrate our learning?”

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