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5 Key Changes in BC’s New K-12 Curriculum: What are the Implications for Post-Secondary?

By Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University PDF of Blog Post (1.5 MB) British Columbia’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system is being updated and enhanced. New mandated curriculum for Kindergarten (K) to… Continue Reading →

Learning to Learn: Student Study Strategies for Success!

The start of the school year is always an exciting time for learning. It is also an excellent time to share learning strategies with students (and faculty) to assist them in being better learners. The past month I’ve visited many… Continue Reading →

From Concentrate

By Duncan Whiskin, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU I Commemorate and Contemplate what’s to Date. Not too Late. Reconfigurate. On my Plate. Complicate. Separate. For teachers sake. Governments Mandate. Frustrate. Legislate. Allocate. Agitate. Formulate…. Continue Reading →

Planning looks great on paper…… it looks entirely different through the classroom windows

By Shelby Strasdin, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU     Before going on practicum we have to complete a framework binder, which includes a unit plan for every unit we are going to teach…. Continue Reading →

“Oops”

By Derrien Neubauer, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU As a student teacher I have had the opportunity to build detailed, integrated unit plans prior to each teaching experience. As I write my plan I… Continue Reading →

So Long, Little Wing

By Stephanie Winters, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU I live in a remote, rural, coastal community with a population of 250-300 people. Last week, our community was shattered by the hanging suicide of one… Continue Reading →

Don’t be Chicken About Taking Risks in The Classroom

By Tianna Teale, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU When my sponsor teacher gave me the topic of animals and life cycles for my final practicum in grade 2 science, I thought “perfect! I love… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on the Importance of Opportunities

By Nolan Stewart, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU At the time that this blog was written I have exactly 19 weeks classroom teaching experience. In the grand scheme of things this is a relatively… Continue Reading →

The end is near…or is it just the beginning?

By Adam Salvisburg, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU As I approach the end of the teaching program, I can’t help but to reflect on the past 3 years. What a crazy time it has… Continue Reading →

Blooms Out Of Season

By Erika Rauguth-Treleaven, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU My students have been learning about bulbs, the flower kind that is. How they hide in the soil and when the conditions are right, they push… Continue Reading →

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