A little good news— about Éducation

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/jean-piaget-quote-about-schools/ This is why I teach!

A little good news — well, let them tell you in their own words…

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/moleskine-foundation-wikiafrica-education-program-wikipedia-editing-in-african-schools/ Wikipedia does have its challenges, or so the academics would have us believe. Being a public-driven encyclopedia the facts may be questionable. Folks! That's a great thing about Wikipedia! Mark Twain told us to question everything! He wasn't just being cynical and warning us to beware of misinformation; he was telling us to dig … Continue reading A little good news — well, let them tell you in their own words…

A little good news — learning is cross-curricular, so education should be as well

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teaching-pupils-steam-cambridge-unviversity-study/ I've been preaching this for years!!! Especially in today's world where all info is at our fingertips... children learn more holistically and needs educators to show them the links between subjects.

A little good news — now that gives me an idea for the kids I teach

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/st-louis-first-grader-creates-foundation-for-homeless/ I had a conversation with one of my more seasoned colleagues the other day about what age little ones get inspired at... she gave me a load of examples about her garde one kids... I'd been thinking about it ever since! Then this amazing story comes along!!! I've decided to add some little inspiration … Continue reading A little good news — now that gives me an idea for the kids I teach

It’s a Great Teaching Tool and home learning games to boot!

Kahoot is having a full set of workshops on how to use this amazing teaching tool! IT'S FREE!!! Sign up here! https://kahoot.com/schools/kahoot-edu-summit/ I've used Kahoot to teach English as a second language, and as part of a literacy program I launched a few years ago for an after school youth centre for teens. Learner is … Continue reading It’s a Great Teaching Tool and home learning games to boot!

Teaching The Art of Teaching & The Love Of Learning

Online course review: Teach Art To Others by David Miller Overall, this is a very motivational course. I'm currently doing another university degree in Art Education and this would make for an excellent introductory video to give teachers in training. I can see it opening great discussion and questions for practical examples.As I am taking … Continue reading Teaching The Art of Teaching & The Love Of Learning

Prepare & Structure Online Courses – Online Teaching Tips!

How I Prepare & Structure my Online Courses? Behind the Scenes Online Teaching Tips! A class by Andrzej Pach I just finished this introductory course for giving online classes. One of the best 30 minutes you will spend! Andrzej Pach is the Skillshare teacher and walks you through the process of putting together his excellent online … Continue reading Prepare & Structure Online Courses – Online Teaching Tips!

I Art… what do you do?

What I learned in class this week... Perhaps the sign of a good class is the level of challenge provided by the teacher. Not time management challenges, reflective challenges. This week the teacher had us do a short reflective paper to answer "Why am I here?". As in why did I choose to take her … Continue reading I Art… what do you do?

Can You Create Art With Crafts

This year on my way to getting my Art Ed. degree… For ARTH370 – Reflection Paper Reflection Statement:  “You can’t create art with craft [...]. Part of the prejudice is because of the beauty of the medium.[...] The tradition of the beautiful object is always in the way.” By François Houdé (1987) (From: Ann Duncan. … Continue reading Can You Create Art With Crafts

In Montreal, Art Is All Around Us

This year, in pursuit of my Art Ed. degree... For ARTH 370 - Montreal Metro Visit Report Introduction Originally aiming to experience a different piece of art in the Lionel Groulx Metro, this piece jumped out at me while on-route. I had to stop and look at it, and realized that I was experiencing it … Continue reading In Montreal, Art Is All Around Us