Scientist of the Week: Always A Hit!

By: Stephanie Musgrove (Elementary Teacher and recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence: Regional Certificate of Achievement) “Hi, my name is Sofia the Scientist and this is my assistant, Mom. To do my experiment you will need: a boiled egg, a bottle, paper and fire.” “Fire” was Sofia’s word for lighter. Sofia moved […]

Re-imagining How We Engage Students in Self-Assessment

“We are always slow in admitting any great change of which we do not see the immediate steps.” – Charles Darwin When we’re talking about changing an aspect of the educational system, change is slow. The first step is recognizing that something is no longer serving the function it once was. Heavy reliance on testing […]

Mission Accomplished: WWI Student Film Project (Part Two)

The ‘Battle’ By: Corine Carey (Burnaby Social Studies Teacher, MEd in Imaginative Education) [This is Part Two–be sure to read Part One of this exciting project.] The WWI Film project in the trench was itself was a bit of a leap of faith for me. To have the ‘spark’ of an idea and then let […]

Lights! Camera! Educate! A WWI Student Film Documentary “When I Get Home” (Part One)

By Corine Carey (Burnaby Highschool Social Studies Teacher, MEd in Imaginative Education) As a Social Studies teacher for the past 16 years, and with the 100-year anniversary of the armistice ending WWI last fall, I had been trying to think of ways to highlight the significance of this anniversary to my students. I can only […]

Mathematics: Where The Wild Things Are

By: Matthew Oldridge (Mathematics Instructor) Author, baker, musician, and mathematician Eugenia Cheng once said in an interview: “If you have a huge imagination, that means you have a huge capacity for thinking about mathematics.” This is notable as we usually assume that things like logic and inductive and deductive reasoning are the main keys to […]