How you Zooming?

When we were told to keep in contact with our students, it didn’t have to all be via Zoom. I was reading through the comments on a Facebook post just now about fighting with children to do their homework and to get on their Zoom meetings. When I saw this comment (I hid the commenter’s picture… Continue reading How you Zooming?

Well-being of children and opening schools

Yesterday afternoon, the Quebec government announced the reopening of schools during this current worldwide pandemic. Last week, they suggested as much, citing herd immunity as a main reason. But over the weekend, perhaps in response to Dr. Theresa Tam’s statement about the practice, they changed their reason why. In fact, they replaced it with 5… Continue reading Well-being of children and opening schools

Learning (or should we call it connecting?) Online in Troubled Times

Yes. Especially at this tumultuous (yet, for some lucky people, incredibly boring) point in time, we need to be talking about connection when it comes to learning. (When I say connect, I mean primarily as in human connection but also as in infrastructure.) There have been a whole new slew of online meeting and learning… Continue reading Learning (or should we call it connecting?) Online in Troubled Times

The human touch of tech

Today I read this, written by Nathan Smith, Director of Technology at the College of Education & Human Services of Utah State University. “…Connecting with our students in meaningful, positive ways – making each of them feel wanted, important, safe, valued, and needed – is to me the real “art” of teaching. I call this… Continue reading The human touch of tech

Sunday Synectic: How do you spell ‘love’?

Pooh and Piglet Blow Wishes. Image found here. Piglet: “Pooh, how do you spell LOVE?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it Piglet, you FEEL it.” How can this relate to your current teaching practice? (or whatever it is you happen to practice.)

Recent articles, elsewhere

I’ve been writing some articles on Special Education for Examiner.com, thought I’d publish some links to the articles I’ve written so far. Enjoy! (and I am shamelessly asking for some comments on the articles themselves as I have yet to receive any! 🙂 ) Special education resources in Ottawa and other areas July 4, 2011… Continue reading Recent articles, elsewhere

Social Networking and Life-Balance, do we even know what that is? Responding to Angela Stockman

A long while ago (we’re talking 3 months people!), Angela left a meaty, thought-provoking comment on my post Why are we arguing that social networking does not have neg. effect on school & learning?. I apologize for not having acknowledged it, let alone responded to it, when it was made! The past few months have… Continue reading Social Networking and Life-Balance, do we even know what that is? Responding to Angela Stockman