Feedback is an essential component of the assessment, and learning, process. John Hattie has described feedback as “the most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement” (1999). Feedback for students needs to be timely and specific, in order to move learning forward. There are many effective 
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School-wide Focus This year, to kickstart the school-wide focus on caring for the environment, Westmount Elementary School chose ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Seuss to share with their students.  The ‘Environmental Team’ of students created monthly challenges for the whole school that connected to environmental stewardship. 
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“Are all Canadians the same?” Our grade 5 students at Greentree Elementary are interviewing Canadians from across the country to find out. The first part of the inquiry process is a collaborative venture to answer the question, “How does a region affect the lives of 
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I recently got the chance to introduce coding to a Grade 5 class at Wheatland Crossing School. A highly engaging introduction to coding is My Robotic Friends. There are no computers needed to for this lesson and is extremely helpful in getting students to understand 
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Educators are increasingly utilizing technology for assessment and it is enhancing learning and communication in- and outside of our classrooms. Several of our teachers at Golden Hills have been using digital tools to assess and communicate student learning, and have been impressed with the outcomes. 
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Global storytelling can be a powerful learning opportunity when combined with a classroom full of engaged learners and an iPad.  These Grade 1 students found a way to dive into digital global storytelling with some fact finding, critical thinking, creativity and enthusiasm. Albert Einstein is 
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