Small Success, Great Implications. Ever since the boy shared the "Mr. Sun" Song, Morning Pages exercise has become one of my favourite activities to do with the class. The students have crossed over the invisible boundary of formal writing so ingrained in our education system, and became creative with their free write! Yesterday, a girl shared a … Continue reading Classroom Idols?
This came from today's morning pages (free-write) session. He shared it with the class and hummed the song. Other students laughed and clapped. It was a touching moment. =) "Mr. Sun, Sun, Oh Mr. Sun, he is very kind and generous, but when it comes to math, he gets grumpy and he gets strict. But he still has his golden shine … Continue reading Mr. Sun the Song
For better or worse, I have become increasingly more political over the past few years. Perhaps it is a sign of aging and maturity, or perhaps it is simply a by-product of social awareness, or perhaps even a direct result of the teacher's program at UBC - I have begun to embrace this new side … Continue reading To be political or not to be?
Today I had my first opportunity to address the term "gay" with my students. I walked by a girl telling another boy "you've got to stop using that term." He is not your typical troublemaker - he is good at listening and participates fully in class. The timing is perfect - I think to myself. It … Continue reading “That’s so gay”
So I came across this article that discussed the ability of tech gadgets to distract students. Excerpt from Psychology of technology article: "Recently my research team observed nearly 300 middle school, high school and university students studying something important for a mere 15 minutes in their natural environments...The results were startling. First, these students were only able … Continue reading Psychology, Technology, and Education – my three passions