Similes

I was teaching about similes last week, and I introduced the students to a poem called "Predictable" by Bruce Lansky.  In the poem, Bruce relays a lot of clichés, such as "poor as a church mouse" and "bald as an eagle".  Now, after going through many examples of similes using mentor texts, each student composed … Continue reading Similes

Live from New York, it’s Dave Ruch!

Yesterday, students at St. Paul School, as well as other schools in Timmins, across Canada and the U.S., had the opportunity to participate in a free, live and very interactive concert by Dave Ruch.  Dave is a teaching artist who captivates audiences with his musicality, personality and impeccable timing: "Show me those teeth!  Beautiful - … Continue reading Live from New York, it’s Dave Ruch!

Google Slides Presentation: Indigenous Math Games

My students learned how to play two different Aboriginal math games (more can be found here).  They had fun playing Throw Sticks and Stick Dice, games originating with the Apaches in the Southwest United States and the Pomo Indians of California, respectively. During large celebrations that would last about four days, nations would get together … Continue reading Google Slides Presentation: Indigenous Math Games

My first dHL artist connection

Meet Dave Ruch, my first official artist connection to the digital Human Library!  Dave is a historian, entertainer, educator, comedian, folklorist, and musician based out of Buffalo NY.  He will be putting on a FREE online, interactive concert for students K-5 on Friday, October 10th at 1:15 pm.  For more information about Dave and how to contact him … Continue reading My first dHL artist connection

Application to UBC MET Submitted!

So after months of preparation: impromptu meetings, cold calls, networking, and the realization that I have a lot of great people surrounding me in unrelenting support - I have submitted my application to graduate school.Back in July, I visited my sister in Vancouver.  I had been researching grad school programs, truthfully for a few years … Continue reading Application to UBC MET Submitted!