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Teaching Strategies: The Value of Self-Reflection

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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“The ultimate goal of self-reflection is to improve the way you teach,” according to Teachhub. Their website presents a short but comprehensive article on reflection, focusing especially on the process. It includes sample questions to ask... read more

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Reflective teaching: Exploring our own classroom practice

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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The British Council on Teaching English offers this definition of reflective teaching: “Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works... read more

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Teaching as inquiry

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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The literature on teaching as inquiry at this New Zealand website is lengthy and comprehensive, but it may be worth a full read if you teach a diverse classroom. As reported by one of the... read more

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Teacher Diary: Reflections on Teaching and Learning

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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In its May, 2017 issue, as quoted in their own words, “Education World offers this year’s teacher diaries, Reflections on Teaching and Learning. In this series, three teachers in three different classroom situations take turns reflecting on... read more

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Self-reflection on teaching

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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The Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Washington provides tips and links for developing and using a teaching portfolio as a self-reflective tool. They advise: “It is key to engage systematic reflection... read more

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Reflection of Teaching Experience

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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On a page entitled, “EGallery: Exemplary Student Scholarship,” part of the University of Calgary’s Master of Teaching Program, Deena Sallomy presents a daily journal of teaching experience. It’s a long read, but perhaps especially valuable... read more

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Reflecting on Teaching: Examining your practice is one of the best ways to improve it.

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2017

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As published in the Virginia Journal of Education, Jennifer L. Hindman and James H. Stronge present a thoughtful article on reflective teaching, including a case study. If you are concerned that you’re not using the... read more

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Canadian universities see surge of international students

In the News   |   May 15, 2017

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Canadian universities will welcome unprecedented numbers of international students this fall, with some institutions seeing jumps of 25 per cent or more in admissions of students from abroad, evidence that Canada is increasingly seen as... read more

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Ottawa to pull research chair funding unless diversity issue addressed at universities

In the News   |   May 5, 2017

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The federal granting councils that award the prestigious Canada Research Chairs say universities must offer up more diverse candidates for the honour or they will lose their funds. Directors of the program, which sends out... read more

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Financial literacy: For kids, adding dollars and sense

In the News   |   April 19, 2017

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Noor Rashid might be at least four years away from getting a driver’s licence, but she is already running the numbers in her head for future car purchases. “You have to figure out the gas... read more

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Top Canadian Teaching Blogs and Teacher Resource Websites

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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TopTeachingsites.ca exists solely to search the web for the best teaching blogs and websites in Canada. Among their top ten, they list Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten, Madly Learning, Teachery, and Reading with Mrs. D. Each link... read more

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Top 16 Canadian Educational Websites for Students, Teachers, & Parents

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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No doubt many teachers will be aware of some websites recommended by Oxfordlearning.com, such as The Canadian Education Association and Scholastic, which come highly recommended. Others, perhaps less well known, seem worthy of a look.... read more

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The American Library Association’s “Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016”

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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Dated from 2016, the ALA lists 27 websites organized under the headings, Media Sharing (Movenote, Vibby, Bunkr, PicMonkey, Piktochart, Photos for Class); Digital Storytelling (Adobe Spark, Biteable, Sway); Manage & Organize (Seesaw, Jeopardy Rlcks, Trello);... read more

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Classroom Inspiration: 15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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Edudemic’s list is from way back in 2015, but it’s worth a mention for the way it presents the websites for elementary teachers. They display home pages for key sites, and include an overview of... read more

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Top Ten Free Teaching Resources Websites

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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If you’re looking for site that offers free lesson plans, consider Webanywhere’s list. For each site, such as School Express, it describes the grade levels covered. For example for School Express they suggest K-3), its... read more

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