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Earning Versus Learning


Learning About Earning - Maximizing Return in the Stock Market and In the Classroom

Maximizing Your Return on Investment In recent months, I've been doing quite a bit of reading about investing in the stock market. I've always had an interest in finance and saving money, but I have never really had a deep understanding of how to be a successful investor beyond handing my money over to a financial advisor or picking random mutual funds. As I dug deeper into the investing world,...


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Removing Barriers to Innovation in Mathematics Education


Removing Barriers to Innovation in Mathematics Education

Reasons Why Excellent Ideas Are Often Wasted This morning I woke up to an email from Jean-Baptiste Huynh, a mathematics teacher from Oslo, Norway and creator of the algebra-based math game called DragonBox. You may recall from a previous post that I am a big fan of DragonBox and have mentioned this in a DragonBox Review that includes a video. Here is the email I received: Hello Kyle...


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CATCCamp13 Reflection and Resources


CATC by the Water 2013 - WRDSB

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board wrapped up their annual CATC By The Water Camp held in Barrie, Ontario on the shores of Lake Simcoe.  I was honoured to join, meet and collaborate with many passionate educators who are using many forms of technology in their classrooms.  Over two days, I had the opportunity to share my knowledge of iPads and their effective integration in the class...


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Connecting Innovative Educational Technology Leaders


Connecting Innovative Educational Technology Leaders

A Directory of Innovative Educators is Here! A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity of a lifetime when I attended the Apple Distinguished Educators Institute 2013 in Austin, Texas. There were over 400 innovative educational technology leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States that I had the opportunity to collaborate and socialize with for a full action-packed week. After I c...


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Effectively Aligning Resources With Priorities


Aligning Resources With Priorities - Determining What Matters Most?

How to Ensure That We Stay On Track? Aligning resources is a common task that all school districts, buildings and even divisions must complete year-round to determine where educators, equipment and technology will best serve the learning needs of all students. Unfortunately, all cases are unique and it can be difficult for educational leaders to ensure that resources are aligned with the p...


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Setting Up the Teaching-Learning Critical Pathways Model


Circle of Concern | Circle of Influence

Setting up the Teaching-Learning Critical Pathways (TLCP) may require a different number of Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings depending on the individual situation. I might suggest that the planning process take place over two full release days, however spacing the meetings and possibly breaking the two full-days into half-day sessions may provide more benefit. 1. Gathering eviden...


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Strategies to Enhance Professional Learning in Mathematics


Professional Learning Cycle | EduGains.ca

Reflections of a Math Coach Coming to the end of my first year in a math lead and coaching role, I have gained an abundance of experience and am now reflecting on how I can better support the teachers in the 26 elementary and secondary schools I serve. When you are in a coaching role to promote educators enhancing their professional learning, you realize that many roadblocks exist and must...


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Problem Solving With Dan Meyer’s Three-Act Math Stories


Problem Solving With Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Stories

Why wait to try one? Engage Your Students Today! This past May, I travelled to the OAME 2012 Annual Conference in Kingston to present the Tap Into Teen Minds iPad Classroom to colleagues across Ontario. Leading up to the conference, I had heard a lot of buzz about some of the keynote speakers and was constantly being asked by attendees if I would be attending the Dan Meyer session on problem ...


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