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Mrs. Skibinski
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#OneWord2017
This is a picture I took last week of the Pacific Ocean. Before our family vacation in 2015, it had been 15 years since I had been in my Central American Pacific Ocean. I grew up visiting the Pacific Ocean on weekends, much like some cottagers make the trek...

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When curriculum becomes my inspiration
Last year I challenged myself in two ways...I started my MEd and I taught three different grades. I chose both these changes, I embraced them. I had the full support from my team and administration to be creative with curriculum. I also had the full support...

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This is only a test....I repeat, this is only a test...
I've been thinking about how we measure accountability of learning. There have been several discussions amongst my co-workers or online about assessment of learning. Is a test the only way to assess learning? My opinion is no. Towards the end of my undergra...

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Teaching Innovation
Since I am a Science teacher, I feel that my curriculum really lends itself to problem solving and inquiring. My students, some whom I have taught for three years now, have gotten to know that I don't want one right answer, but rather I'm interested in thei...

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A reflection on #bit15
Amidst putting the final touches on my progress reports and beginning my major paper for my course due Monday, I was able to get as much as I wanted out of the one day I attended #bit15 this year. Once again, I was blessed to have been able to share what I'...

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Using the #GRA15 to cover Ontario curriculum 5-7
It's not easy to embark on new adventures, especially when you might be on your own, so it's awesome when you find a partner in crime. For full video from Bernd Geropp  ▶ 1:53 My wonderful college @mrsjacker4 is going outside of her comfort level with this ...

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The organizational theory of my classroom
It is ironic that my first course of my post-graduate is Constructions of Organization not just because I remember a course much like it when I was taking my Bachelor of Commerce but because I always joke with my students that I would get an S in organizati...

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I love when Grade 9s come to visit!
When I was a primary teacher, I felt like once the kids left my room, they forgot about me. Very few of them would say hi again, even in the playground, even after we spent all this time together, they just move on to bigger and better things. Then I began ...

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We're ready! Happy first day of school!
Well it's back to school time. I've been planning, making lists, lessons, pinning ideas on pinterest... no amount of preparation can ever make me feel ready for back to school. My classroom last Monday. All it took was for me to walk into my classroom last ...

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For the love of reading...
Ontario Overall Reading Expectations Thank you Aviva @avivaloca  and Pernille @pernilleripp , you've got me thinking about reading. I've always loved to read. Much like Pernille recollects during her  Ignite  at Nerdcamp, I don't even remember proper instru...
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