In each edition of this newsletter, I will share five inspiring web resources from the education sector that I have curated after hours and hours of research to ensure that you have the best education coffee in your inbox each week.
In this video, we see how an innovative elementary school uses play-based learning to fulfill educational goals and objectives. An example of the same is reading Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare using glove puppets.
In this article by the Finnish education expert, Pasi Sahlberg we see how Finland created one of the best education systems in the world by focusing on teacher education, giving schools autonomy to make decisions, and securing equal opportunities for all.
In this video, we see how another elementary school uses the rich natural environment around the school to conduct a scientific investigation to make learning magical for all kids.
One of my top three education podcasts is by the above organization and is called, ‘Getting Smart’. The show mainly involves their team interviewing top educators on their innovative educational practices. The team also curated this awesome list of the best education podcasts we must all explore and listen to as educators. Happy exploring!
Change and Continuity in the city of London, Ontario
I recently tried to implement a place-based learning unit in my history classroom where students studied how a monument or organization in London, Ontario changed over time using the historical inquiry process. Here is an image of a student’s historical artifact of a popular local marketplace in the city.