As I walked down the hallway, shuffling through the too-warm bodies of students just out of gym class, side passing boys covered in sawdust from shop class, and holding my breath through the clouds of perfume that seemed to follow certain girls; I heard a commotion of raucous laughter and the displeased voice of our … Continue reading Writing the Self #3: What’s Wrong with Pink?
It was a rainy Sunday, my family was traveling home from my sister’s high school rodeo- I forget which one. I was three or four years old, a picky eater and many of my family’s acquaintances referred to me as “precocious.” I spent most of my childhood around teenagers and adults as we spent most … Continue reading Writing the Self #2: Hands
In an ideal Canada, we would all consider ourselves as “Treaty people.” The treaties signed in the past of this country impact all of us in some way. The impact of those treaties are still very much felt to this day. Not every person in Canada considers themselves as a Treaty person. They either … Continue reading Reading Response (October 3)
Social media, we can't live with it and we can't live without it. This debate topic is very interesting, especially after the whole Facebook and Cambridge Analytica thing going on right now. If it is having such an impact on our lives, what is it doing to the lives of our students? The jury is … Continue reading Social Media and Childhood
Hey guys, I decided to do a video for my response to this debate. I hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/eNxW8ljq6aw
You ask students to research a topic, the googling seems to being going well and the students seem to be finding a bunch of information. You receive their handwritten reports and discover that the students still hold lots of misconceptions about the topic. What happened? Odds are, they don't know how to effectively evaluate websites … Continue reading Googling Our Way to the Truth?
My short answer- no. My long answer- it depends. It depends? You may ask, and my answer will be it depends on how you use it and having the discipline to be able to leave the phone in your pocket. I know, it isn't really an answer but I feel like the decision to unplug is … Continue reading Do We Really Need to Unplug?