Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Great video about bullying | Shane Koyczan | To This Day Project

    With pink shirt day coming up, our thoughts and attentions turn to the subject of bullying. One of Canada’s premier slam poets, Shane Koyczan tackles the subject head on in his heart wrenching video: “To This Day” Shane talks about bullying in this interview with the Vancouver Sun. To learn more about To This Day Project or Shane Koyczan please follow the links. Cameron May is a substitute teacher with Rocky View School Division. Follow and share ideas with him @elbow_patch.

  • How to Engage the Teenage Brain | Gary Anaka

    I kinda felt like an idiot with my elbow in the air, moving it around, hopelessly trying to spell out words with it; but then I looked around the room and realized that there were 500 other idiots with elbows for pens and I laughed. “It’s all about movement!” That was the take home message of Gary Anaka’s riveting speech at last year’s Palliser District Teachers’ convention. In his speech he outlined 5 brain states which help to invigorate the teenage brain: 1) Movement 2) Ask questions (ask “What if?” questions: Makes brain light up like an xmas tree) 3) Curiosity…

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