Planning for Diversity: Beginning with the End in Mind Oct. 20, 2017 NID Session

I am so glad that I was part of this amazing day. So many teachers came together to collaborate!!!!  We covered a lot of material and had some laughs a long the way!!  Thanks everyone!!  Scroll down for the presentation and handouts from the session. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Cindy,

Presentation- Planning for Diversity- October 20, 2017

Find Your Twin

Stand Up If …

Rubrics – handouts

More than just Beads & Feathers — Carousel Activity – pictures of all the great ideas

4 Step Process for Creating Criteria — pictures of all the different experiences (criteria generated)

Planning templates and more … 

Palma, a grade 2/3 teacher from Robert Ogilvie recommends the following Multiple Intelligences book as an additional support to ‘Teaching to Diversity’.  Let me know what you think 🙂

Shout Out to Ms. Vasarhelyi’s Class at Robert Ogilvie School

Ms. V and her wonderful students made Gratitude Trees for Thanksgiving.  This class has worked really hard on building a compassionate learning community where all students belong, feel safe to take risks and work hard!! Nice work class!!

Literacy Series Session 2 October 12, 2017

Literacy Session #2 October 12, 2017 Presentation

Brain Pre-assessment

Mind Up Grade 3-5 Brain Lesson

Brain Formative Assessment

Hot Seat October 2017 Literacy Session



 School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia — scroll down to “Curriculum Implementation” — I can BIG Sheets 

North Vancouver SD44 Core Competencies 

Literacy Series Session #1 Sept. 14, 2017

Literacy Series Session #1 Presentation

Today we met for an hour for the first session of a monthly Literacy Series focused on Creating Compassionate Learning Communities and Growth Mindset.  Thanks to the teachers who attended at this busy time of year.  A highlight for me was teacher’s sharing what they have already implemented in their classes this year.  Sharing is powerful!!  Can’t wait for the next session on October 12 @ the DDC from 4-5 pm.

Literacy, Math, Culture & Art Professional Development Day Jan. 27, 2017

January 27th, 2017 Literacy, Culture & Art Presentation

Image Sequence — A/B Partner Talk — Imagery — Oral Language

Art Activity — Literacy, Math, Culture, Criteria

A/B Partner Talk Video Clip