Sunday, 3 March 2019


Every educator needs this site by Teaching Channel. 

This site is just packed with over 1200 professional development videos.  

You can sort videos by grades, subjects and topics. 

It is up to date and exciting!

It is an incredible resource!!

Click Here For: Teaching Channel

Added to the ESL Tab, and Ontario Curriculum Resources Tab


Saturday, 2 March 2019



ERGO ESL/ELD Resource Group of Ontario

Also can be found on Twitter:  @ergoontario

 Check out this site for great ESL and ELD resources and links

Lesson Plan Ideas 
Videos modeling Guiding Reading  
3 Step Math Lessons

Click Here for: ERGO Resource Group 

Through this site I also found these great links:

EduGAINS  for ESL Policy, Webcasts, STEP
This is an incredible ministry site. Check this out!
Click here for: EduGAINS RESOURCES

A twitter account with great resources called: @ELLontario

 is an excellent site to support new immigrants

The Ontario Reception Network Group  
has great Resources and Link Tabs

YouTube Videos on ESL / ELL / ELD
Great videos are available here 
This one can start you off.

This has also been added to the ESL/ ELL / ELD Tab

Saturday, 26 January 2019

The Fraser Report.  
It's only a snapshot of a schools performance. 

Administrators and teachers love getting data on their school to focus on improving performance.  Educators are constantly reflecting on their lesson methodology and student performance to improve upon their professional practice.

New teacher candidates start looking at the process of reflection very early in their first term at my Faculty of Education.

The Fraser Report does not tell the whole story as explained in this article. Be a critical consumer of such reports.

Find out more about a school by:
- visiting it with the administrator
- chat with the students and parents
- look at the web page
- check out social media and news sources
- check out the intramural programs and clubs
- talk to teachers 

I have seen great schools get low ratings and damage community perceptions.
I have heard students say they are from the "bad school and they are the dummy kids".
That is just tragic and unforgivable.   These results, when carelessly published,  can harm student self-image and confidence.

Parents who are not aware of other factors, that can influence scores, can even pick communities and home purchases based on these results. 

When I get into schools with lower scores, I have found this:
- Incredible collaborative inspiring administrators
- Creative engaging teachers
- Wonderful special academic programs addressing special needs
- Outstanding intramural programs
- Awesome parent volunteers and School Councils
- and amazing students doing their best!

Read this article to find out more.

Click here for: The Fraser Report: What Researchers Say

Posted also to the Blogs and Articles that inspire Tab.