Monthly Archives: November 2012

Things that I have loved teaching

English Companion Ning has an invitation on their website for teachers to write about poems that have inspired them or their teaching.  While I don’t have one that has inspired me in teaching, I do have a few pieces of lit that I … Continue reading

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Poetry Recitation

I have never been a fan of memory work.  I had to do a great deal of it when I was in school and on a scale of thinking abilities it ranks quite low.  I also feel that many of my … Continue reading

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Using short films in the classroom part 2

In one of my previous posts, I wrote about how I use short film and how useful I found the site Short of the Week.  I teach a documentary unit in grade 12 and having access to short docs on … Continue reading

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Computers as saviours of education

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Zombie ideas” are “beliefs about policy that have been repeatedly refuted with evidence and analysis but refuse to die,” according to Paul Krugman. The astonishment that Krugman expresses about…

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5 great websites for Media Education

In some of my previous posts, I have mentioned some websites that are helpful for information and for generating ideas about how to teach Media.  MediaSmarts is a must for anyone who is just getting started; they have extensive resources … Continue reading

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