This Friday, December 6, JMSS has invited our grade 8 students to watch one of their senior boys basketball games at 1:00 during the Alumni Tournament. The cost of this buy-out is $1. We will walk over around 12:45 and return by the end of the day. Any students who do not wish to come will stay back at school.
As a class we must choose our most proactive person for an award.
On socrative, persuade me to choose the individual who
- is responsible
- takes initiative
- chooses actions, attitudes and moods
- does not blame others from own wrong actions
- does the right hting without being asked, even if no one is looking
Please share on socrative the BEST reason to persuade me to choose this individual.
When you are finished, we will read an article here:
Here is the question to consider:
“With so many anti-bullying practices in place, why do you think 200 people still chose to provoke this student to take his life this past weekend? Use information from the text and your own ideas in your response”
There are 4 main points in the Cell Theory. Today we will explore them in detail. Make sure you have watched this video before Science class at the end of the day today.
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What a day. It started as a typical Day 4. Thursday. Last day of our anti-bullying week festivities. There was a buzz in the air, partially due to tonight’s student led conferencing and partially due to the planned visit from our school board’s director – Mr. Costello.
I was informed about a week ago about this visit. Considered for a split second that I was about to get pink slipped. Nah – this must be a good visit. It was. He wanted to see first hand what student, staff and parent engagement looks like in our classroom. Pretty neat!
I sat on this for a few days. Threw around some ideas for hugely engaging lessons with all the bells and whistles – all the technology I could find. Thought about how to prepare my students for such an interview. How to practice.
What was I thinking? Not a chance! No plans, no practice, no preparation. A typical day in 8 Aspinall. Full of chaos. Full of collaborative talk. Full of ideas. Full of student led engagement. Full of…fun. Besides, it’s not just about the technology. It’s a different pedagogy altogether.
Now most teachers claim to have the best class in the world. I really do.
While I reflect on today’s activities, I admire how many of my students wanted to showcase their work to the boss man. I didn’t ask them to. That wasn’t my plan. They choose to lead the interview and we ran with it. So much so, I have students who were disappointed they never got a chance to speak with him before he had to go.
In a nutshell, ICRPS is a welcoming place. Mr. Costello spoke highly of the environment. The community feel. The natural student and staff engagement in full force. Nothing staged. We spoke of ‘learning centres’ vs. ‘traditional settings’ and what classrooms today should look like.
Before I finish tonight’s post, I want to comment on the true highlight of my day. Sure it was flattering to have such an individual come and see what we do on a daily basis. However, tonight was student led conferencing. Tonight was the night I watched my students engage their parents in our learning.
I love it when parents see their child lead them through a typical day in our classroom. I love when they showcase work and accomplishments they are proud of. I love when they brag about fun activities and cool things we do. I love when they teach their parents what they are learning.
Everyone did a superb job tonight. Special thank you to the volunteers. And to all those teachers out there who claim to have the best class in the world – stop pretending – because I do.
Enjoy tomorrow’s PA day Sundevils. You have earned it.