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Self-Assessment: The ​Coloured-Pencil Method

Research has shown that self-assessments encourage children to build the skills to become independent, self-directed, life-long learners.  Keeping in mind that self-assessment is not about asking students to grade themselves , but...


Building Our Schemas

The most effective type of teaching is when we plan ahead (pre), during and at the end (post). Before we can delve into a new concept, we must scaffold our student’s overall comprehension and critical...


What’s your Line?

The students have been exploring various types and quality of lines. We use lines to draw pictures, but we also use lines to write words, numbers and symbols. On maps, they also help...


Materials: Loose Parts

As the JK children begin to explore ‘Materials’, Mrs. Black recalled a significant book by Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini (1999), who wrote Beautiful Stuff: Children Learning with Found Materials. This book...