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As the end of another school year approaches, teachers may choose to reflect on their year’s work and practice. For those who do, we present a range of articles and blogs focused on reflective teaching. [by Jim Lang, M.Ed. PhD, Associate Faculty Department of Social Justice Education, Philosophy of Education, OISE/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario]
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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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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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Websites for teachers of students with learning disabilities

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario lists more than 30 websites packed with information and resources for those trying to learn about LDs and related issues. Note that the association lists but does not endorse... read more

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25 Best Websites for Teachers

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2017

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Scholastic organizes its 25 best in terms of best for what? For example, Best for Young Readers: The Stacks; Best for Finding Books: Book Wizard; and so on. ‘Best fors’ include, best for: Inspiration, Writing,... read more

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40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

Research & Findings   |   March 10, 2017

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Staff writers at online universities.com avoid the cell phone controversy, saying, “So many ruminations on what smartphone technologies offer the wired classroom begin with some permutation of how, at first, cell phones are often the... read more

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