Category Archives: Education

[Media Smarts Lesson Plan] Finding the Truth in Deep Fake Video (Gr. 9-12)

Teachers’ Note: As global citizens entrenched in a digital and thus interconnected world, we are now officially in uncharted territory. Just as mobile video shared through social media applications promised to disrupt oppression with the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the onset … Continue reading

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#SelfReg: An Inquiry Reflection

Over the course of my learning as a student in the Master’s of Education course “Self-Regulated Inquiry,” at Queen’s University, the realization that goal setting is an enabler of self-regulation was most pressing. It was with this critical new knowledge … Continue reading

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With Self-Regulation Intention Matters.

In my current Master’s of Education course amply titled “Self Regulation Inquiry,” there has been a number of pressing moments of realization that speaks to both my teaching and student learning. What I thought I knew about Self-Regulation as a … Continue reading

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From Input to Output: #Medialiteracy is a Critical Literacy

This past Friday I had the unique and privileged opportunity to facilitate a workshop for a group of Toronto Catholic District School Board colleagues. In coming together as part of a self-directed professional development day, it was a humbling experience … Continue reading

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Finding the Success in Failure

Like many high school teachers across Ontario, I’m presently navigating the turbulent seas of culminating activities and final exams. This is an incredibly stressful time of year for students. As students thrive for the best mark possible, I often ask … Continue reading

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What my son taught me about Self-Regulation

Yesterday, I was schooled by my five-year old son. Coming down the stairs early morning yesterday, my son was already in an assertive mood. Always the self-advocate, he expressed how he didn’t want to attend a new sports program I … Continue reading

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