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Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose

During lunch today, I started painting. About five kids stayed inside instead of going out for recess cause they wanted to paint, too. Those 20 minutes were the most chill moments with these kids ever. I learned a ton about them as we talked and worked. When the other kids Read more…

By Erica Armstrong, ago
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Self-directed Learning in Grade 4

My goal this year has been to give students as much of an active role in their own education as possible. For 2-4 periods each day, students have the freedom to¬†learn based on their own curiosities, interests, and strengths. It’s an interesting shift as an educator because I’m consistently battling Read more…

By Erica Armstrong, ago
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That Moment When

I think we all have a collection of “those moments” in our minds. The ones that remind us why we became a teacher. The ones that we can look back on to lift our spirits during the not-as-good moments. I’ve been busy lately. I think I’ve had a meeting or Read more…

By Erica Armstrong, ago