My name is Shelley Wright. I am a high school educator in Moose Jaw, SK. I love learning more than anything else; this blog is part of that journey.
Monthly Archives: December 2010
This post was originally going to be titled resolutions, but since I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions, that was out. Instead, I tend to set goals. Like the pirate’s code, they’re more like guidelines. Actually, what prompted me to … Continue reading
The last day for the most recent round of Schools for Schools was Friday. The original goal my CE 10 class set was $20,000 in 45 days. As of Friday afternoon, our total was around $15,500. Not bad for 25 kids. … Continue reading
Today I had an amazing Biology class. My students had individually researched the endocrine system, and this morning they were randomly put into teams using an on-line teammaker. They loved it. But that’s far from the highlight Their assignment was … Continue reading
It’s been not quite a month since I decided to overhaul my classroom, which is shocking. It seems much longer than that. Not in a bad way. I just can’t imagine teaching any other way. I’ve moved from a content-based, teacher centred-classroom, … Continue reading
I understand why many educators choose to do things the way they always have. It kinda works. And, once you become relatively proficient at it, things seem to run quite smoothly. Teachers give the information. Students memorize the information. You … Continue reading
I don’ know how I learned to learn. It’s something I’m pretty good at. It’s definitely one of my favourite things to do. But I don’t remember anyone teaching me how to learn, or even addressing the importance of becoming … Continue reading