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Professional Development Articles

April 1st French Pro-D Opportunity in Kamloops

Mar 17, 2019 jjamison

 SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 73 (KAMLOOPS-THOMPSON) April 1st – KTTA Professional Development Day L’atelier d’écriture au primaire : une démarche authentique de l’auteur Faire la connaissance de Mme Isabelle Robert. Isabelle Robert enseigne depuis vingt ans au Québec. Elle collabore au sein de sa commission scolaire dans l'implantation de l'atelier d'écriture au primaire. Co-fondatrice du Blogue Les ateliers…

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BCTF NEWS and Ministry Opportunities

Mar 17, 2019 jjamison

March 15, 2019 Get the latest updates on progress at the bargaining table BCTF members can log in to the MyBCTF portal to read the latest updates from the provincial bargaining table. Updates include information on a new dispute resolution process for local bargaining and a status report on where things stand in advance of the BCTF Annual General Meeting, which starts this weekend.All…

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Indigenous Math Conference

Mar 14, 2019 jjamison
Indigenous Math Conference

The 9th Indigenous Math Symposium is now open for registration. Yay!!!!   Registration: $30 + tax = $31.50   Theme: M in STEM: Exploring Mathematics in all Kinds of Places   Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/9thIndigenousMathSymposium   Info link: http://blogs.ubc.ca/aboriginalmathnetwork/   Hope to see you there and please share with colleagues!   Please contact Kwesi Yaro

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Teaching Students to Read Metacognitively

Mar 11, 2019 jjamison
Teaching Students to Read Metacognitively

A mini-lesson and anchor chart for showing early elementary students how to monitor their comprehension as they read. By Brooke MacKenzie March 7, 2019 ©Shutterstock/Sergey Nivens Comprehension is, of course, the whole point of reading. As proficient readers read, they make meaning, learn new information, connect with characters, and enjoy the author’s craft. But as students begin to…

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Instructional Approaches Can Suffer From Being Inflexible or Too Loose

Mar 11, 2019 jjamison

By David Nurenberg March 8, 2019   Two kinds of schools tend to hire my services as a consultant: traditional schools taking tentative steps towards project- and competency-based learning, and special pilot programs that need to justify their value to the state, prospective parents, or others to whom they are accountable. Each type of school is attempting to address the core problem of…

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