Tag Archives: @KelliVogstad

Core Competencies… It’s not about the checklist.

I have been doing this thing called teaching for over 35 years and when I think about all the many learners, young and old, I have had the privilege to learn beside and with, I am humbled by their willingness … Continue reading

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Every Child Matters, the Messages Behind Orange Shirt Day.

Originally published September 26th on CambridgeLearns,  by Kelli Vogstad Over forty years ago, six year old Phyllis Webstad lived with her grandmother on the Dog Creek reserve. They had very little money, but some how Phyllis’ grandmother managed to save enough … Continue reading

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The Classroom as the Third Teacher . . . what are your students learning to live?

The other day I read a tweet about 21st century classrooms looking like Starbucks coffee shops and I couldn’t help thinking about all the wonderful classrooms I have visited or have set up myself over the thirty plus years that I … 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 . . . Making the Learning Visible

As promised, here is my second post about Making Learning Visible and Digital Portfolios . . . Forgive me for any technical problems, or the lack of digital craftsmanship; I am still learning. As an administrator and classroom teacher, I find … Continue reading

Posted in Assessment and Evaluation, Communicating Student Learning, Curriculum, Digital Portfolios, ePortfolios, Formative Assessment, Fresh Grade, Instructional Leadership, Making Learning Visible, Pedagogical Documentation, Reggio Emilia, Student Reflections, Thinking Operations | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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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Empowering Children As Writers, Letting Their Voices be Heard

I am a writer who still chooses to find my voice and craft my words with paper and pen in hand.  In today’s technology driven world, writers have so many choices and ways to share their ideas and communicate their … Continue reading

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