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Weird Days

There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there … Continue reading

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MacLean’s – Why is it your job to teach your children math?

A recent article in MacLean’s Magazine (the Canuck equivalent of Time or The Economist) questions math curriculum reform. The gist of the article is that the math curriculum reform has created a confusing and over-complicated curriculum where neither teachers nor … Continue reading

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Practicum Week 10 & 11

Well, blogging is kind of like going to the gym. It’s hard to get back into it once you take a break.  I don’t have much to say in this post so consider it equivalent to a light workout, just … Continue reading

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Week 9 – The Abridged Version

A whole week gone by already! I can’t believe how fast time is flying. One thing about just starting teaching is I constantly feel one step behind. It’s hard to take personal time off let alone time to publicly reflect … Continue reading

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Practicum Week 8

Another week down. I can’t believe how fast time is going by, teaching at the high school level, it’s flying by, which is a completely different experience than being a high school student where some classes feel like they’re going … Continue reading

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Practicum Week 7

This week it’s been off to the races at the high school level. I’m teaching three courses, Grade 12 calculus, Grade 11 academic (not calculus stream), and Grade 11 Design. I observed Calculus on Monday and took over it for … Continue reading

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Practicum Week #6

This was my final week at the junior high level and I’m off to a high-school next week.  Six weeks is a short period and it was made shorter because of the snow days, exams, job fair, and three days … Continue reading

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