R is for Reflection

Mirror, mirror, on the wall... Audio read by Lynn Thomas Usually, when we talk about reflection in education we are referring to assessment and evaluation. We evaluate through reflecting, that is, thoughtful consideration (#7) or meditation (#6) on something. Both of these qualify as the action we take as educators to assess and evaluate whether…

Empowerment and Star Trek

Today I want to tell you about Sarah. Sarah is a student in my grade 10 academic English class. I don't have to engage Sarah. She came engaged and ready to learn because she has goals, big goals, laudable goals. But, Sarah struggles in my class sometimes. She has a hard time keeping up with the readings. Sarah has…

L is for Light

https://view.genial.ly/5d39d17d349b990f8d319e7e/social-action-light-it-up The darkest hour is just before the dawn. Let there be light. (A teacher's life) Dawn Illuminate, elucidate, fill with curiosity and wonder. Morning Bring to light. Use a light touch. Trip the light fantastic. midday Light bulb moment. Brilliance, radiance. Afternoon See the light. Blaze, glare, dazzle. Understanding, enlightenment. Sunset See things in a different…