Markham T&L Blog

October 21, 2019

Alicia shared a ‘student feedback’ form recently.  Here students get an opportunity to provide feedback to teaching staff.  The feedback is anonymous and is received by the teacher. This feedback is an opportunity for teaching staff to reflect on aspects of their teaching and identify those areas wh...

October 21, 2019

Teachers who promote reflective classrooms ensure that students are fully engaged in the process of making meaning. They organize instruction so that students are the producers, not just the consumers, of knowledge. To best guide children in the habits of reflection, these teachers approach their ro...

May 11, 2019

Chris Binge and the Impact team are leading the way to introduce reflective skills-based education at Markham College.  Under the guidance of newly appointed Head of Science Dave Meur the Science department is introducing skills reflection into lessons.

Vygotski’s educational paradigm includes the ‘P...

April 3, 2019

On the front page of the March 2019 was a quote from Ben Gordon ‘Students are rarely given enough time to practise’.  This had a resonance with my experience in the teaching of Chemistry. For some years now, in Chemistry we have been developing ‘Do now’ type activities (page 6 of the bulletin) to me...

October 11, 2018

How many times have you found yourself in discussions with other teachers, wishing that students were more independent?  Wishing students would set themselves their own goals?  Would reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses to gain some understanding of their own learning?  In science, we have...

April 11, 2018

This blog aims to allow the members of the Biology Department to reflect upon their Collaborative Projects. These are broad in their scope and include, Active Learning, Learning Spaces, the Google Classroom, Differentiation, and Feedback.  

There is considerable enthusiasm amongst colleagues, and so...

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