don’t forget the human connection

Dennis Harter writes: We concern ourselves with the big goals and forget the small goals. We don’t have, often enough, the conversations that allow students to connect with us and us with them. The conversations that show how much we value them and their thoughts. I commented on this in the original post, but I…

teaching responsibly

I came across this quote on Cool Cat Teacher Blog this morning: “We teach what we know; we reproduce who we are.” Robert Schmidgall As I read this quote I am overcome with a sense of responsibility towards my students and my profession. I am also reminded that so much of what I teach is…

A question from Scott Elias

What does literacy look like in your content area? Ooh…what a great question! It is difficult for me to pinpoint an answer for this one. I am a high school learning centre teacher. In Quebec, that means I teach students who have language-based disabilities as well as more severe cognitive delays. So literacy is my…

Collaboration for student success: teachers and para-educators working together

**Kartoo Visual search for paraeducators** (type paraeducator in the search field, click on the mindmap key) The idea of extra help in the classroom is becoming more and more a reality for many classroom teachers. As we move away from stand alone resource room models towards inclusion for students with needs there is a recognition…