Field Work for Senior Geography Students – Trailblazing and Map Making

When I think back to my earlier years, the most educational field work we did happened to be right in our hometown. Growing up in the Sault and attending St. Ann (Huron Superior Catholic District School Board) for K-8, we had a regular opportunity to go to what was formerly called Camp Korah (now St. Kateri Outdoor Learning Centre). This place was only a ten minute bus ride northwest of […]

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My Top Ten Digital Teaching Strategies

Inquiry Process This can be done on a regular basis for mini-inquiries that could lead towards a culminating activity Technology: Public Library of Science– a free database that archives scientific papers and could be used for legitimate inquiry. Media Presentation I like to showcase current events or culturally significant media to provide an alternate perspective to text based resources on a daily basis. The students are almost hypnotized by it, […]

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Obituary: Mamacita, One Hell of a 1999 Grand Prix SE

I said goodbye to an inanimate object on Friday. It’s weird how parting with belongings can bring up emotions, but watching this car roll out was a bittersweet thing. In September of 2013, I bought this beauty from the fine folks at Personal Touch Auto in the Soo after test driving it. It sounded like a large waterfowl as the muffler was toast, so the first fix was to quiet […]

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Section 23: Two Different Schools, Two Great Days

I am happy to say that I supplied for two Section 23 groups in different locations today and yesterday. Both settings were indicative of great programming and caring staff. I have been to a few of the high schools now, and until this week I have never seen such productive learning behavior from teens. The small group, individualized instruction with differentiated learning techniques jived well with these particular students. Students […]

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