Tuesday, 20 March 2018

ONLINE GAMES FOR ALL AGES AND SUBJECTS

Check out these sites for online educational games.  

1. Check out ABCYA games.  They come highly recommended. 

Click hereabcya.com

2. Ten Free Online Educational Games by MindShift

   Check out the ones that you can use. 

Click Here: Online Games

3. Teacher Recommended: 50 Favourite Classroom Apps By MindShift

Click here: 50 Favourite Apps

Also posted to Technology Tab

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

TEACHER HIRING STATISTICS REPORT

FUTURE SUPPLY AND DEMAND STATS FOR ONTARIO

EVALUATION FEEDBACK ON THE QUALITY OF TEACHER EDUCATION

By:  The Ministry of Education in Ontario - 2017

The hiring  outlook for Ontario Teachers after 2017 is improving.
Statistics are showing a sharp rise in employment 

Teachers College continues to be a work in progress.

Click here for the study: Teacher Hiring Statistics - 2017

Posted also to International Education Tab

 

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

ARE GRADES A THING OF THE PAST? 
I HOPE SO!
It's an industrial revolution strategy.

Do you want a doctor or teacher with 85% ? 
Or do you want a professional or educated applicant that is knowledgeable with refined skills?

I work in an academic environments where students and professors have achieved  high academic "GRADES" but they are not always a good fit for their chosen professions and are not very successful. There were other skills that they needed to develop and these skills were not reflected in their high "Grades".

Check out this article on Grades.

Lets use a system that promotes learning and excellent teaching and does not prevent and limit it.

Click here for: Grades: Are they a thing of the past? EDUCATION WEEK.

Also posted to the Assessment and Evaluation Tab Above



Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Inspiration International Education

Inspiration International Education Ltd. 

Creating professional development opportunities for teachers in England  

I develop work placements in locations East and West of London and London Center.

We also develop opportunities for teachers throughout China with our Nobleton business partners.

Director & CEO: Mark Wickens BA, B.Ed., M.Ed.

Contact Information / Email: mark@inspirationedu.ca

Experience:
I have been facilitating the placements of teacher candidates in International School Locations for over 10 years.

Mission:
We are built on positive, trusting relationships and develop the best international teaching experiences that you can have

Vision:
To develop inspirational professional development experiences for teachers through international education placements in Britain, so that they may become the best 21st Century Educators in the classrooms of tomorrow.

Motto: 
Coaching students for success with enthusiasm and determination

Teaching Locations
             NorthWest of London               South East of London
             Watford Area                                               Kent
              Salisbury                                                     Medway
              Devon                                                         Central London

              Somerset   

Positions Available    
      Language/English  - all grades 
      Math                      - all grades
      Science                  - all grades
      Music
      Intermediate Subjects
                          
The Team 
I have an excellent team I trust

Write Me Today For An Experience of a Lifetime!!!  
You Will Be Glad You Did!  

                           
THIS IS A PRIVATE INITIATIVE  AND NOT CONNECTED TO MY BROCK POSITION


Also Posted to the International Tab 

Saturday, 9 December 2017

TEACHER EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS 

Teachers Face Tough Lessons
London Free Press
2015

Teacher Employment Statistics Report 
OCT
2016

One-third of the graduating teachers who proudly walked across a Western University stage Friday will be unemployed this fall.

This article highlights the job prospects for new teachers over the next decade.
See also the OCT Report below.

Click here for: Career Prospects 2015


Thursday, 9 November 2017

21st Century Strategies 

Puppets in the Classroom
A great ELL Strategy!!!

Check out this amazing site for Puppets in the classroom.
Full of resources and ideas!!!

Click Here:  Puppets In Practice 

Also Posted  to the ESL/ELL Tab

Saturday, 1 July 2017



Special Athlete Track Meet - YEAR 30! 
June 21,  2017!!!! 

Thanks to everyone that participated and helped to run this event for 30 years and for always making it a fabulous day! 

This year we had 350 athletes from 50 schools participate at Garth Webb High School. 

We started with 12 athletes in 1988 when parent Linda Leppek and Physical Education Consultant, Sue Amos started the event 30 years ago.

I was taking adapted Physical Education for my Phys. Ed. Specialist at the University of Toronto that year and joined them that summer when I phoned Sue Amos and said I had an idea. We had incredible chemistry in putting this together for the first few years.  The rest is history.

Thanks to the Special Education Department for years of support. Especially the support I received in the early years, in 1998 to 2008 with Special Education Coordinator Deb Wood and Superintendent Brenda Kearney.  Special mention to Susan Pritchard for her collaborative leadership and amazing secretarial staff through the previous 8 years: Hilary Francey, Mary-Jane Ritchie, Carol Ahern, and Carol Jack.

Thanks to a very supportive SEAC. They were always there supporting athletes.

Thanks to very supportive Education Directors, Superintendents and Trustees through all these years.

Thanks to incredible Educational Assistants and Educational Support Workers who supported their athletes and cheered them on.

Thanks especially  to my team of  Field Marshalls: Corinne Stratford, Leslie Davis , Barry Koepke and Alison McGurk Pabst, for the amazing job of running this event for decades.   Through the years they brought students officials from a variety of schools, who ran the events with incredible enthusiasm and leadership.

Thanks to Steve Morrison for taking over at the mike and for announcing with enthusiasm and to Shelley Gauthier for running Boccia for the last few years.

Watch an outstanding synopsis of the day on this great short video by our board media specialist, Jason Misner.

https://youtu.be/MssK_CZLvq4

Also posted to the Special Education Tab