Hello friends – 

Welcome to my experimental journey in blogging! I will be doing research and building resources towards my personal Inquiry as a beginning teacher – “How to Survive the First Two Weeks of the School Year.”

I plan to collect different ideas and strategies for how to set up a classroom for the beginning of the school year – the best ways to layout the classroom, management plans, strategies for creating a classroom community, relationship building and how to set up routines so your classroom can be well structured and promotes a sense of comfort.

So stay tuned, I hope to share with you regularly and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as we learn how to navigate the craziness that is the first month of school.

Ms. S

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hey friends

Hey everybody! Welcome to my blog.

For my inquiry project I will be focusing on researching how to incorporate mindfulness in the classroom.

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oh look, a post!


my inquiry topic will be focused on how we can teach critical thinking and consumption as a tool for metacognition. that’s a fancy way of saying: teaching kids how to think about things so they can be self-aware and, by virtue, better humans.

ask me questions and leave comments, i love attention!


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Hey EDTE 500

Welcome to my blog!

On this site I will be posting about my inquiry project. The topic I chose to research is “Strategies for developing and supporting readers as they grow in a positive and enjoyable way that promotes their love of learning.”

What I am planning to learn:

  • I want to better understand how to teach reading especially to students who are struggling.
  • I want to know how to catch readers before they fall so they don’t lose confidence or the joy in reading.
  • I want to be able to know what steps need to be taken to best support the learner I am working with.
  • I also want to learn how I can best support each reader individually while still being present for the rest of the class.
  • Another area that interests me is how do you promote the love of reading to a reader who is struggling. How can the process be made enjoyable?

Where I will start locating information:

  • “Reading Power” by: Adrienne Gear
  • “Catching Readers Before They Fall” by: Pat Johnson and Katie Keier
  • “Reading Strategies Book” by: Jennifer Serravallo
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Welcome to my blog!

For my inquiry project I will be focusing on how to integrate English Language Learners (ELL) in the classrooms.

As I post feel free to comment and ask questions!


Thanks 🙂

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Welcome to my blog

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I am going to be posting my new learnings about how to use technology efficiently in the classroom.

I want to learn about

  • What are some advantages for technology in the classroom?
  • Is it beneficial for the students to learn?
  • Motivation?
  • What are some apps and programs that can be used in the classroom?
  • Go Noodle
  • Kahoot
  • Socrative
  • Communication through technology to parents
  • Fresh Grade
  • Email
  • The use of tablets or iPads in the classroom
  • Chromebooks
  • Learning through games and play

I look forward to the journey,

Kenzie A.


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Just a Girl and Her Blog

Hi friends!

You will find throughout my blog I will be sharing my journey of inquiry with Genius Hour. Genius Hour is a program where students are in control of their own learning and passions. I am exited to share my new insights with you. Stay tuned!


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First Post

Hi my name is Anna Rithaler, and I’m a little nervous about making a blog page, but let’s see how this goes. I am hoping that I will be able to share some ideas and thoughts with the members of my cohort as well as the public.

A little bit about me is that I was born and raised on Saltspring Island in beautiful British Columbia, and much of my life has been spent on or near the water. The theme I have focused on for this site is centered around the ocean because it has had such significance in my life and is one of my favourite subjects to teach.

This site will be a work in progress for a while, but I’m looking forward to trying new things!


About Me

Hi, my name is Meghan Campbell. I am a fifth-year education student at Vancouver Island University. This blog is an assignment for one of my classes and will be about working with children who have ADHD in the classroom.

Hope you enjoy!!

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