This semester I decided to do away with tests in my HSB4U – Challenge and Change course. My initial thought was that this would be well received by my grade 12 students – and why wouldn’t it be, no one likes tests, right? Wrong. Much to my surprise there was push back from a number … More No tests, no problem?
We are officially at the half way point of the first semester of the 2015/16 school year and I have not made a single photocopy for my classes nor our department. Nothing revolutionary, I know, but I set out this year to go paperless thinking that it would be a difficult task – and it hasn’t been. It … More What’s my photocopier code again?
I finally got an opportunity to reflect on the Project Based Learning activity that I wrote about in my last post. The project, which I called the #IntDevProject, was a huge success in many ways. The biggest successes, however, were not found in the final products, but rather in the skills and competencies that were developed … More Reflections on PBL, the #IntDevProject
I’ve been implementing PBL into my practice in baby steps over the past few years and decided it’s time to just dive right in this semester. No more worrying about whether or not it would work or if the students would respond. Time to jump. I love teaching the grade 12 World Issues course. It … More Jumping into Project Based Learning