Tag Archives: goals

Getting the most out of your guest speaker

Last week I hosted a guest speaker for the grade 9 and 10 students at our school.  The speaker was an alumnus of our school, having graduated in 2006, when she won the school’s service award.  She had recently volunteered … Continue reading

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Student citizenship: Leading by example is the essence of integrity

As stated by our Headmaster, Mr Condon, in his recent blog post, one of our school goals this year is the promotion of student citizenship.  As Mr Condon pointed out, there are three aspects of this goal: behavior in school, … Continue reading

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Paying a visit

Over the last few weeks, I decided to visit high school teachers individually to find out their candid opinions regarding two current issues in our school: how they felt about flex block and how it should be used, and how … Continue reading

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The supreme importance of questions.

This week has been a big one for me regarding the value of questions. As educators, we know the value of asking good quality questions to stimulate student thinking. The Harvard publication, Making Thinking Visible repeatedly emphasises the value of … Continue reading

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Walking the walk.

I participate in several good discussion groups online. Currently I am enjoying a weekly chat about the book Making Thinking Visible, in the context of middle and high school mathematics. I am really enjoying the chat: the other participants share … Continue reading

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Core values

This year, our new head of school initiated school-wide teacher evaluation surveys to be completed by students. The questions were relevant, and I was mostly very happy with the students’ responses. There were two areas, where “sometimes” was the modal … Continue reading

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