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.
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I have a confession. I LOVE NFL football. That’s somewhat strange because I’m a Canadian female. We have our own professional league. I’m not sure if you knew that. Basically, it’s a lot of players who can’t play in the … Continue reading
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The Process of Project-Based Learning
People have asked me when I teach project-based learning or inquiry, do I teach my students about the process. Yes. The process is really important to what students are learning: So at the beginning, student are introduced to the stages of … Continue reading
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I think for as long as teaching has existed, there’s likely always been “that” teacher. You know the one. The one riding out the last couple of years until retirement arrives. None of his students are really receiving the education … Continue reading
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The Jagged Edge
When you lead change, when you engage in innovation, when you go against what is safe or the status quo practice, you live on the jagged edge. And when you live on the jagged edge, you’re going to bleed. When … Continue reading
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When Life Happens.
I haven’t blogged in a long time. I used to blog a fair amount, and in truth, it’s often the way I process what is going on in my teaching and thinking. At times, it has been a place where … Continue reading
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How to create a student-centred classroom? One small step at a time.
Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken. A question I’m asked … Continue reading
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I love social justice. I love empowering people to make a difference in their own lives. It’s what I do with my students. It’s what I try to do globally, as well. One of my favourites? Kiva. And this month, … Continue reading
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I learned early in my teaching career that the simplest things are sometimes the most powerful. Like the power of communication. During my internship, I had one student who I didn’t get along with. At all. Day after day we … Continue reading
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Please, Stop Calling Students Lazy.
I hate it when teachers call their students lazy. Or when they refer to having the class from “Hell”. When teachers say that do they really know what they’re saying? I’m offended when I hear that. I think a student’s … Continue reading
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The McDonaldization of Education: the rise of slow
Slow. I love this word, and yet it tends to have many negative connotations in education. Which is too bad because it’s the very philosophy we need to save our education system, and give kids the time and space necessary to grow … Continue reading
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