Category Archives: Parenting

Communicating Student Learning: The Journey Continues

It has almost been a year since I wrote my post called, Making Learning Visible through Digital Portfolios.  We have continued our journey here at Cambridge Elementary deepening our understanding of pedagogical documentation and how we can best document student … Continue reading

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Why is my kid building patterns again? The Importance of Patterning.

This post is written for all those parents who have ever wondered why their child, whether in kindergarten, grade three, or grade seven, is exploring, identifying, creating, and naming patterns in Math class.  It is also for the many teachers who … Continue reading

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Digital Portfolios . . . Moving Beyond the Glorified Scrapbook

Co-Authored with Antonio Vendramin Inquiry is a dynamic and emergent process that can foster a culture of collaborative learning with teachers working together to consider, explore, and reflect on issues and approaches related to shared questions and intentions. It has been said … Continue reading

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Words for a New Year

As I walked my dog Max through Crescent Park, I was moved by the warmth and smiles I received from strangers as they passed by saying, “Happy New Year!” “Happy New Year!” For every individual who has spoken or heard … Continue reading

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