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Teaching with Chat Stations: A Low-Prep, Active Instructional Strategy Sept. 14, 2020, 2:57 a.m.



Are you looking for a low-prep, engaging teaching strategy to introduce new skills or concepts to your upper elementary or middle school class?  Try Chat Stations! While visiting each chat station, students respond to a visual image or prompt, discussing their prior knowledge or asking good questions about the station.  Check out this blog post to learn more, and grab your FREE chat station templates while you are there!  {Grade 4,5, 6, 7, 8}
The next time you're looking for a quick and easy way to introduce a new topic or subject, consider using the Chat Stations teaching strategy!  Chat stations require very ...


Emergency Supply Plans - Help!! Aug. 26, 2020, 4:17 p.m.


Emergency Lesson Plans

There is nothing worse than being sick and having to prepare for a supply teacher!  Check out this blog post, created especially for Canadian Grade 4, 5 and 6 teachers, detailing how to prepare a Sub Tub of 3 full days of lesson plans and activities ahead of time.
We have all been there in the very early morning hours, realizing that a sudden illness or family crisis means we won't be making it to ...


3 Facts about the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum Sept. 14, 2020, 2:58 a.m.

Why was the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum revised in 2018?  Check out this blog post to learn which strands and grades were affected in the revised curriculum.  Hint:  Not all grade levels and strands of the social studies curriculum were changed!  were changed!In 2018 the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum was revised, but do you know the reasons behind this revision?  Check out this blog post to learn why Strand A:  Heritage and ...


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