Learning Design & Planning

Teaching for Race and Diversity

Teaching for Race and Diversity

“If you don’t teach your kids about race and about racism, the world will.” Dr. Handel Wright, UBC education professor in CBC interview   Several interviewed scholars in a recent CBC article recommend that learning about race should start at an early age. Current events could provide learning opportunities to develop curiosity and empathy regarding […]

Digital Portfolios; Documenting an Ongoing Learning Journey

Digital Portfolios; Documenting an Ongoing Learning Journey

Assessment as an opportunity for growth Assessment helps guide the learner towards understanding their misconceptions and can help them use feedback to set new learning goals. In other words, it allows students to know where they are, where they wish to go and what they need to do to grow. “Assessment is today’s means of […]

Tailoring Your Lessons For Passionate Learning

Tailoring Your Lessons For Passionate Learning

  “The goals of passion-driven education is to preserve and perpetuate the senses of awe and excitement all young children inherently have, fuelling a lifelong love of learning.” Connor Boyack in his book Passion-Driven Education (p. 128)   Children are naturally curious! Alternatively, the world is full of learning opportunities and puzzles to be solved […]

Creating Student and Class Profiles

Creating Student and Class Profiles

“Kids of the same age aren’t all alike when it comes to learning any more than they are alike in terms of size, hobbies, personality, or food preferences”. ~ Carol Ann Tomlinson in her book “How To Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms” British Columbia’s Policy for Student Success emphasises student-centred learning, quality teaching and leadership, […]