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Introduction Field trips are recognized as invaluable experiences, offering students the opportunity to learn in alternative settings outside the confines of the traditional classroom. Teachers are tasked with selecting excursions that augment learning, and compliment curriculum expectations. Let’s explore what teachers should consider when reviewing the vast array of possibilities to choose from.  The Art of Choosing Field Trips...
As the days grow longer and spring emerges with colour and freshness, teachers find themselves at a crucial juncture in the academic year. The final stretch of the school year can be both invigorating and challenging, with the promise of warmer days contrasting the pressing need to maintain momentum in the classroom. In this season of renewal, educators have a unique opportunity to harness the natural energy and enthusiasm that permeates the...
Supporting students to self-regulate requires a paradigm shift that involves a comprehensive approach. Educators, more than ever are pushing to acknowledge and respond to the diverse needs of students. Fostering a positive learning environment requires exploring and implementing strategies specific to student individuality. Key strategies, including trauma-informed practices, a supportive environment, an inclusive climate, and effective...
A Personal Journey into Inclusive Education As an educator, my commitment to inclusive education remains at the core of my teaching philosophy. Inclusion is transformative. It embraces diversity and ensures every student feels valued, heard, and included in the vibrant complexities of school classrooms. Celebrate Differences Inclusive education goes beyond integrating students with diverse needs into mainstream classrooms. It creates an...
Hosting Teacher Candidates Teacher candidates, or student teachers, play a pivotal bridge between theory and practice as they complete practicum sessions of the pre-service programs. The decision to have a teacher candidate in a classroom not only supports accreditation requirements, it’s an investment in the future of education. There are numerous benefits of hosting a teacher candidate which I experienced as a candidate myself, a host...
Discover Your Teacher Identity Embarking on a teaching career is an exhilarating adventure that unfolds through one lesson, one interaction, and one student at a time. With dedication, a commitment to growth, and a passion for education, you will not only survive but thrive in the dynamic world of teaching. So, where do you begin? Create a Positive and Inclusive Classroom Consider your classroom culture. Reflect on how you will craft a...