I know pretty much straight away who at my school would be a good candidate for me to coach during the next few weeks (and beyond). I chose a new member of our Year 3 team Sara. She is new to teaching PYP and since joining our school in September has
Well, its hard to believe I am writing my last COETAIL post. Not my last blog post ever thanks to my COETAIL experience! What a journey it has been over the past year and a half. I have learned so much which has enhanced my teaching; its hard to kn
I would like to begin by saying thank you to the COETAIL community for this experience! I have learned so much on this journey and I could not have done it without you all.
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I will be honest, when I began this COETAIL journey I really didn’t understand the whole community engagement piece. One of the first things I had to do was get a twitter account and post something?? Yikes! I was 45, and considered myself to be qui
You can teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case - an old teacher can be taught new technology!
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As I wrap up my final few weeks on this COETAIL journey, I am really thinking about how I want this final project to be AMAZING! I am planning on taking a topic that I honestly am very bored with and making it way better!
Well, I hope all my fellow Coetailers had a great summer break and a great start to the new school year! As ever with the start of each Coetail course during this whole experience (which I have loved), I have found post 1 of Course 5 difficult to wr
My first full week of the school year is complete. So far, I absolutely love what I do. It is completely different everyday, full of puzzles, people and practice. I'm dedicated to looking at this with the beginner's mind as I go through each da
Since I am part of the technology pilot in our district which has been involved in determining the devices, learning management systems, and policies our district will use starting next year, I will get to help teachers move forward with the integrat
Classroom of the Future Pilot
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About seven years ago, I took part in a pilot in my district with Steelcase (a local furniture company) ca
To Tech Break or Tech Brake? THAT is the question.
A few weeks back, I mentioned that I was reading a book called Lit Up by David Denby. Actually, I think I waxed poetic about it and quoted the introduction several times (even though I had just
Every Wednesday afternoon, I walked a little slower than usual out of Jackson Elementary. The girls with teal uniforms crowded around a table in the library resource room. I wanted that sash. I needed that sash. Alas, it was not to be.
My mom woul
This past week I've been researching wearable heart rate monitor devices that are waterproof, track time in various heart rate zones, and do not need a chest strap. Why? Because this is where Physical education at middle and high school levels need t
I came to a realization after reading the article on TPACK framework: that the framework may be just be outdated and obsolete. Throughout this course we have been discussing and addressing the idea that content itself is not as important as "acces
Well folks....I am finished with my COETAIL course 5 project and here it is!
I decided to work with my Grade 3 class on Digital Storytelling with a focus on imagined narratives about our Solar System. It fit perfectly with my current Unit of Inqui
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It's nearing the midpoint of the