Category Archives: Highlights

Middle School Guided Math

Another year is well underway and this year I’m teaching grade 6 in a middle school. To see what my classes have been up to check out their blog divy.missyounger.com. This year I’m trying something new with my math classes. … Continue reading

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Walking Across Canada In Our Own Gym!

“ From Vancouver Island to the Alberta Highlands, cross the prairies the lakes to Ontario’s Towers, from the sound of Mont Royals Chimes, out to the Maritimes”   For the last three weeks elementary students at LFAS have had the … Continue reading

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Outdoor Place Based Learning

What happens when you take a class of 30 students out doors? laughter deep thinking exploration getting messy challenging assumptions hands on learning experiential learning place based learning happy students smiles All of the above? I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Ed-Tec Expo

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to share one of my passions with faculty and classmates at UBC as well as some practicing teachers. I got to share how I used ArcGIS Desktop in my practicum classroom to enhance my … Continue reading

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A Special Visit for Division 4.

While yesterday was not a normal practicum day I was able to spend the later part of the day from after recess on with my class.  We had the fabulous opportunity to have one of the members of the Canadian … Continue reading

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School Visit Day 2

Yesterday was my second visit to my practicum school, and I had a great day! I’m greatly enjoying getting to know the staff and students at the school and feeling part of the school community. I have enjoyed observing 12 … Continue reading

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Natural Object Inquiry

My shell For our nature inquiry activity I chose to bring a shell because it represents many different things about me. I found my shell this past summer on a shell beach about an hour’s boat ride away from where … Continue reading

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Items as Metaphors of Inquiry

As we started Inquiry class this morning Yvonne handed everyone a child’s goody bag with a variety of objects in it and told us that each item was a metaphor for our inquiry. As I began to look at the items and … Continue reading

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