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    Course 2 - Final Project

      My COETAIL journey. 2 courses down, 3 to go. So where am I with my new learnings and discoveries? I enjoy the art of blogging and reading and responding to the insightful ideas and perspectives of people in our cohort and my new and in
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    Stories my Grandparents Tell...Unit 4 UBD

    I decided I wanted to try Projects Based Learning (PBL) after reading more about it and reviewing the Wikipedia  definition: A student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which students acquire a deeper knowledge throu
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    Did we forget the Why behind unit design?

    [caption id="attachment_333" align="alignleft" width="351"] All Rights Reserved by Pixabay[/caption] We fooled ourselves. Created a false narrative.  Told ourselves that if we wrote Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings, planned assessm
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    What about the Scenic Route?

    Wiggins and McTighe use a brilliant airplane metaphor to address the need for planning. They state that when a pilot wants to fly to London, she doesn’t just get into the airplane, set the destination, kick back her feet and hope for an arrival sev
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    Final Project Course 1

    For my final project, my teaching partner-in-crime and fellow Coetailer, Lydnsay Janzen, chose to revamp our Grade 4 Social Studies unit on Conflict and Resolution. One of the reasons we chose this unit is because (for a variety of reason) we di
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    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

    I both love and hate election years. I love them because it allows me to do so much with my students and apply the skills we are learning to real-life situations and allows us to watch politics and social issues change. I hate them because of the vi
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    Some thoughts on Understanding by Design

    As I was going through Flipboard to find an article to read, I saw the video clip about UbD explained by author Jay McTighe. I had gone to a workshop on UbD before when I was student teaching, but for some reason after actually teaching, the process