Gift Guide: Meaningful Holiday Gifts for Teachers

BY KYLEEN GRAY The holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of year where the scramble for gifts begins and our pocketbooks start shrinking. Hopefully, this short article will give you some easy, meaningful and economical gift giving ideas for those in education this year. School Program Donation Our public schools in Ontario are…

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What is Inquiry-Based Learning?

BY KYLEEN GRAY Like all professions, teaching has its trends: differentiated instruction, 21st-century classroom, streaming then de-streaming, etc. The current hot teaching trend finding its way into classrooms across Ontario is Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL). IBL is essentially a method of learning that is student-centred where teachers guide students through the process of questioning, researching, analyzing,…

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5 Tips for Parent Teach Interviews

BY KYLEEN GRAY Parent-teacher interviews can be a bit like playing poker – you’ve got to know when to hold ’em, when to fold ’em, when to walk away and when to run. These 5-minute bites of time can either form a fantastic working relationship between parents and teachers or destroy any possibility of a…

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