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What Do We Specialize In?

Mentor HS principal Mr. Whyte told me that while he was watching our Grade 9/10 boys’ rugby team handily defeat a local public school on Tuesday, he noticed a large banner on the side of the school advertising that it offers a “Specialist High Skills Major” in Sports. 387 more words

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Teacher's effort to get to know students goes viral

“A third-grade teacher at a Denver elementary school decided to try to get to know her students better — most of whom come from low-income families — and gave them a writing assignment in which she hoped they would reveal something about themselves. 85 more words


Provocation - Setting the scene for Inquiry

Provocation is a powerful item in the inquiry learning tool box. It sparks confusion, a strong reaction and above all curiosity. 

One of the strongest take aways from spending time at the  731 more words

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Cholelithiasis or Choledocholithiasis

From the Classroom                                                            

Cholelithiasis or Choledocholithiasis: What’s the Difference?

By Danielle LaFleur Brooks, MEd, MA

Last night in class as we reviewed results from our second exam, a student shared she still had a hard time distinguishing the terms… 17 more words

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The best app to use in the classroom? The camera

When other teachers find out I’m Apple Distinguished Educator, I’m often asked if I’ve got a killer reading, spelling, writing, maths app recommendations.

There’s almost a sense of a let down when I say the app that my students and I use most in my classroom is the camera. 209 more words

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How much toilet paper do PBC schools use?

Every time I buy certain necessities, I get sticker shock. So much so that when I see a buy-one, get-one on Arm & Hammer toothpaste (I’m particular about these things), for example, I get no fewer than 10 boxes. 179 more words


Memo: Nix Netflix, Pandora, those darn Apple updates; they're eating test bandwidth

Before testing season began, districts across the state ran ‘bandwidth tests’ to be sure their internet connections were adequate to handle the traffic that comes with tens of thousands of students a day taking tests. 512 more words