Innovating, Exploring, and Practicing Skills

A general approach to incorporating the literacies. I hope to promote many skills that have applications within each of the literacies and in society. Especially skills that promote innovation and exploring for new perspectives and knowledge.
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"Reconnecting your students to the lessons of nature"- Vicki Davis -January 29, 2016 - Students need hands on experiences in real life to create a greater impact.  If they observe first hand issues and concepts in society, they will most likely be engaged and motivated to learn in those subjects.

Can feeding ducks bread damage the ecosystems of rivers, ponds and lakes?

"Awesome, this is the attitude needed for inquiry too. #rewired" -@mrbillforrester - March 4, 2016 - I also think this goal can be applied when teaching the literacies and it provides various perspectives for students to learn from each other.  No matter which literacy is being taught, it will show students the value of using each other as resources.

"Awesome, this is the attitude needed for inquiry too. #rewired" -@mrbillforrester - March 4, 2016 - I also think this goal can be applied when teaching the literacies and it provides various perspectives for students to learn from each other. No matter which literacy is being taught, it will show students the value of using each other as resources.

"I was reading "the Basics and Inquiry Teaching" and this really spoke to me. #hwdsb #math @mraspinall" - @mrbillforrester - January 11, 2016 - This quote really spoke to me and how I want to teach in the classroom.  By showing students what I want them to learn from the literacies, hopefully they will understand it and applying it versus memorizing it.

"I was reading "the Basics and Inquiry Teaching" and this really spoke to me. #hwdsb #math @mraspinall" - @mrbillforrester - January 11, 2016 - This quote really spoke to me and how I want to teach in the classroom. By showing students what I want them to learn from the literacies, hopefully they will understand it and applying it versus memorizing it.

"Innovation in schools is far too focused on improving teaching, not amplifying learning" - @justintarte, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB - March 24, 2016 - I hope to create an environment that innovation is for the students' learning, where the main goal to motivate them to learn something and carry on this passion for innovation later on.

"Innovation in schools is far too focused on improving teaching, not amplifying learning" - @justintarte, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB - March 24, 2016 - I hope to create an environment that innovation is for the students' learning, where the main goal to motivate them to learn something and carry on this passion for innovation later on.

"Making friends at @thof_camp @fhlwrdsb @wrdsb" - @Mrs_Fays_Class, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB- February 18, 2016 - Field trips and hands on leanring will help students gather the knowledge and understanding they need.  It also allows for the literacies to be brought up in the moment to be discuss throughout the trips.

"Making friends at @thof_camp @fhlwrdsb @wrdsb" - @Mrs_Fays_Class, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB- February 18, 2016 - Field trips and hands on leanring will help students gather the knowledge and understanding they need. It also allows for the literacies to be brought up in the moment to be discuss throughout the trips.

"It's Children's Mental Health Week. Our advice if your child is struggling with their mental health: http://bit.ly/1T2KtMO  #ChildrensMHW" - @NSPCC, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB - February 8, 2016 - An excellent way to incorporate literacies is to align it with awareness weeks and other events to hook students into the topic and naturally bring it up in the classroom.  However, the literacies should be taught throughout the school year, not just one week or day.

"It's Children's Mental Health Week. Our advice if your child is struggling with their mental health: http://bit.ly/1T2KtMO #ChildrensMHW" - @NSPCC, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB - February 8, 2016 - An excellent way to incorporate literacies is to align it with awareness weeks and other events to hook students into the topic and naturally bring it up in the classroom. However, the literacies should be taught throughout the school year, not just one week or day.

"Asked students what they learned in #math. They listed goals. They told me what's on Fri's quiz. @fhlwrdsb" - @Mrs_Fays_Class, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB - Janaury 20, 2016 - Creating the dialogue between teacher and students is extremely important.  Finding out what students want to learn and want to do will help them become motivated to be engaged.  I hope to ask students what they want to learn and do within a given literacy.

"Asked students what they learned in #math. They listed goals. They told me what's on Fri's quiz. @fhlwrdsb" - @Mrs_Fays_Class, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB - Janaury 20, 2016 - Creating the dialogue between teacher and students is extremely important. Finding out what students want to learn and want to do will help them become motivated to be engaged. I hope to ask students what they want to learn and do within a given literacy.

"Author @joelasutherland visits @fhlwrdsb to talk about his Haunted Canada 4 & 5 books. 5 is up for @ForestofReading"- @Mrs_Fays_Class, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB - January 20, 2016 - Having speakers and experts come into the classroom will help teach the literacies as they may know more about it than myself and offer a difference perspective on the content of a literacy.

"Author @joelasutherland visits @fhlwrdsb to talk about his Haunted Canada 4 & 5 books. 5 is up for @ForestofReading"- @Mrs_Fays_Class, retweeted by @RebeccaFayWRDSB - January 20, 2016 - Having speakers and experts come into the classroom will help teach the literacies as they may know more about it than myself and offer a difference perspective on the content of a literacy.

"Workshop: Introduction to Design Thinking for Your Classroom" - Tammy Gaudun - January 20, 2016 - Future Design School (FDS) allows students to explore, design, and create within the classroom.  It offers real-world, hands-on experience that promotes entrepreneurship and challenges them to grow. The post outlines a possible workshop for teachers to learn the approach of FDS in the classroom.

Workshop: Introduction to Design Thinking for Your Classroom – Kitchener, Jan. 26, 2016

Workshop: Introduction to Design Thinking for Your Classroom – Kitchener, Jan.

"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. - Plutarch" - Retweeted by @MrsTurcotte - November 21, 2015 - This highlights the motivation needed by students to go and explore their interests rather than sit in a classroom.  By allowing students to learn what they want to learn in a subject area, they are motivated for future learning and innovating.

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"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. - Plutarch" - Retweeted by @MrsTurcotte - November 21, 2015 - This highlights the motivation needed by students to go and explore their interests rather than sit in a classroom. By allowing students to learn what they want to learn in a subject area, they are motivated for future learning and innovating.

"What does innovation mean to you" - February 3, 2016 -  Looking and questioning what innovation is and how it looks in the classroom.  Can be observed in many literacies and subjects.  Starting small with activities like how many functions does an alligator clip, as stated in Tina Zita's blog, have promotes practicing skills to lead to more innovation in the classroom.

What does innovation mean to me?

"What does innovation mean to you" - February 3, 2016 - Looking and questioning what innovation is and how it looks in the classroom. Can be observed in many literacies and subjects. Starting small with activities like how many functions does an alligator clip, as stated in Tina Zita's blog, have promotes practicing skills to lead to more innovation in the classroom.

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