Category Archives: Teach on, Teacher!

Teaching ideas, the “journey” of teaching.

An Empty Classroom

Friday was my last day with my kiddos in Grade Six.  It was, to say the least, a very hectic and somewhat bitter-sweet day.  After writing their last Provincial exam in Science, my kids were just ready to PAR-TAY!  So … Continue reading

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What Now?

I remember after I graduated high school saying to myself, “What now?”  Truly the title, “commencement ceremony” is so applicable when one graduates because it is not really the end of a journey of twelve years but a stepping stone … Continue reading

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How to Conduct a Good Parent-Teacher Interview

I’ve sat on both sides of the desk when it comes to parent-teacher interviews.  I’ve been that anxious parent who must meet with a teacher to discuss my child’s academic progress and behaviour in the classroom.  I admit to being … Continue reading

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I’m No April Fool!

It is no secret that I am NOT a fan of April Fool’s Day.  In fact, I don’t really care for practical jokes at any time of the year.  I suppose it stems from the first time I was pranked, … Continue reading

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Primary Source

It’s interesting that my Pastor this morning in his sermon was talking about “primary sources” when I had just finished teaching that concept to my classes of Grade Six students in regards to their research projects on Ancient Athens.  I … Continue reading

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His Strength in the Classroom

I’ve been in the classroom all of four weeks and I’ve been sick most of that time.  It is a fact of life for teachers that they must build up an immunity to their kids.  Sounds harsh, but oh so true!  … Continue reading

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A Social Network Christmas Story

As an educator and teacher, and a writer of young adult fiction, I discovered quickly if I wanted to relate and converse with my students and my readers on a regular basis I would have to join social media sites.  Facebook is the … Continue reading

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So Be Good for Goodness Sake!

My daughter posts on Facebook almost daily the adventures of “Chippy”, my grandbabies’ little Elf who has shown up for the past several years at their home on December 1st.  He has numerous adventures in their home and then he … Continue reading

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Finishing Well

For teachers there is a sense of relief mingled with sadness at the end of a school year.  Relief that the year is done and sadness that the year is done!  At least that is how I feel.  I am … Continue reading

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When Students Read

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see my Junior High students reading.  One, and I will admit a great added bonus, is the peace and quiet in the classroom when students are doing S.S.R. (sustained silent reading).  Two, books … Continue reading

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