Great mentor texts for teaching writing!
This page has a variety of videos to teach kids how to use masks (and why) for all ages.
You can download any of them for free!
Great ideas for creativity, genius hour, design thinking, writing prompts, maker products, video making, divergent thinking.
"Below is a list of 121 employee wellness program ideas that you can easily implement at your office.
Free bonus: Download this entire list as a PDF. Easily save it on your computer for quick reference or print it for your company’s next Wellness Meeting. Includes 10 bonus ideas not found in this post."
The following document contains everything you need to get started with Learner Profiles. Suggested inventories and resoures are included by grade grouping. Section 1 - Getting Started...Read This First (really...read this first!);Secton 2 - Kindergarten to Grade 2 Resources;Section 3 - Grade 3 to 5 Resources;Section 4 - Grade 6 to 9 Resources;Section 5 - Grade 10 to 12 Resources;Section 6 - How to Build a Learner Profile;Section 7 - Now What?
Sun West DLC's Managing Your Mind presentation. Review discussions on daily stress and anxiety with three guest speakers. Learn strategies for growing resiliency in your life and home and hear from DLC teachers about some quick activities that can help manage your own mind during a stressful moment.
This presentation has been Powered by RBC, partners of the DLC in creating a locally developed Mental Wellness 30 course, and partners in bringing mental wellness discussions and awareness to the forefront. Thank you RBC, for your support, and for your contribution in making today’s event happen.
- Material Type:
- Primary Source
- Renee Jain
- Sun West DLC
- Trina Markusson
- Date Added:
"Teachers are nothing less than incredible, creative, brilliant people. They find ways to solve problems in ways that are not only ingenious but also usually pretty cheap!
We call these "teacher hacks"."
A fantastic article for parents and teachers that discusses the power of just 20 minutes a day for reading at home.
This is the best gift you can give your child!
Subject: Cross-curricular Competencies of Thinking, Identity and Interdependence, Literacies, and Social Responsibility that will “strengthen and enrich students’ present learning and future lives.” Saskatchewan Education, 1988
Grade: Not applicable (special needs student)
Theme: Social Interactions
Competency Focus: Strategies that can help a student with ASD manage stress levels, and as a result, social interactions
The following zipped folder contains example rubrics for each of the 7 Competencies (Character, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Computer & Digital Technologies, Cultural & Ethical Citizenship) for grades K-5, 6-9 and 10-12 grade level.
This continuum breaks down each of the SECRET skills components and specifies the expectations for students at the grade 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 level in student-friendly language.
This document outlines how the 7 Cs, SECRET and Sun West Learning Behaviours all align to teach 21st Century Skills.
Author: Lee Watanabe-Crockett
This is a phenomenal gathering of web sites that include resources to teach:
Global & Cultural Awareness
Safe Web Searching
"The 365 Black Canadian Curriculum is an online project by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and is designed for primary, junior and intermediate educators to teach about the lived experiences of black Canadians from the past and present, 365 days a year. Students have an opportunity to learn about black Canadian scientists, medical professionals and inventors, black Canadian community leaders and political leaders. The curriculum includes a calendar; primary, junior and intermediate lesson plans in English and French; a workshop for staff; and a poster for educators."
This short but informative article looks at what students need to become Assessment Capable Learners.
Read or listen to this as a podcast.
You cannot survive PBL in total chaos - class management matters!
*time for deep work
*clear behaviour expectations
*noise shouldn't interfere with learning
*accountability through interdependence
"Giving students good feedback is crucial, but it can also be incredibly time-consuming. So we went straight to the source—experienced teachers—and identified some of the best advice we could find for striking the right balance between effective assessment and a reasonable workload."
This short video is excellent and provides 6 awesome tips for assessment!
This article provides some great suggestions and resources for best practices in assessment.
This list of suggested teaching strategies is to assist teachers in the development of learning experiences with their students is adapted from Gagne’s Nine Universal Steps of Instruction.
Our Automatic Readability Checker takes a sample of your writing and calculates the number of sentences, words, syllables, and characters in your sample. Our program takes the output of these numbers and plugs them into seven popular readability formulas. These readability formulas (see below) will let you know the reading level and grade level of your text and help you determine if your audience can read your writing.
Since 2013, the Saskatoon Tribal Council has been taking part in the Aboriginal HIPPY(Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) Program, which is administered by the British Columbia-based Mothers Matter Centre. The program empowers Indigenous parents to deliver a culturally relevant learning program to their preschool youngsters. This video from 2016 outlines the Tribal Council’s success with the program.
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., is a teacher educator in the Department of Secondary Education at San Francisco State University. She teaches coursework addressing academic language and literacy development in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms. She has maintained secondary classroom involvement by teaching an academic literacy class for adolescent English learners through the University’s Step to College Program.
*Marzano 6 Steps
WHAT ARE ONLINE DATABASES?
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Education has developed an online database that allows students and teachers to access hundreds of informational resources such as magazine articles, newspapers, encyclopedias and even journal articles online free of charge. Under a provincial licensing agreement, the Ministry is able to provide free access to Saskatchewan schools. For students conducting online research, the resources in the databases can be a more effective way to ensure that information is from a reliable source. Different reading levels are also available!
This Module highlights classroom considerations that promote access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).
This is a collection of one page handouts on a variety of accommodation tools that can be used with students. These supporting documents were created at The Sun West Distance Learning Centre (DLC), but are intended for use by all teachers.
This Module provides an overview of accommodations for students with disabilities (est. completion time: 1 hour).