Group work… it has its benefits in the classroom and it has its headaches. But the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, and we know that collaboration is a key competency our students need for the future. We want our students to be able to collectively 
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As a high school language arts teacher, my goal is to design learning experiences that enable students to develop a deep understanding of themselves and the world around them. In striving to do so, I often turn to the discussion strategy called the Socratic Seminar. 
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Have you ever wondered how we, as teachers, can meaningfully connect our students with local experts in our community? There are a number of community members who have mastery knowledge in a variety of subjects tied to our curriculum, like museums. Why not take a 
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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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Future challenges and opportunities are difficult to anticipate; however, teachers in Golden Hills are constantly seeking ways to better prepare students for this uncertainty. What’s a solution? The Global Connections Certificate, a program developed by Golden Hills teachers and administrators. The program provides students with: 
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A Cross-Curricular Approach Integrating two or more subjects together for a cross-curricular project isn’t always easy, but, when done right, it can be deeply impactful for students. Art and Language Arts can seem like a natural fit. However it is important for both curriculums to 
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Golden Hills administrators and teachers were challenged to recognize the seeds of brilliance in those around them and to explore their own seeds of brilliance. Peter Gamwell worked with Golden Hills staff for a number of days. He also spent time with individual school teams 
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Authentic Engagement Builds Competencies and Deep Understanding The Grade 7 Science classes at Drumheller Valley Secondary School were actively engaged in #PowerfulLearning during the Spaghetti Tower Challenge.  This activity challenged students to think critically, creatively and collaboratively to design and construct a tower while acknowledging 
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At Greentree School, we are Planting the SEEDS for Life!  Trickster Theatre provides a great opportunity to explore this mission through art, movement and theatre. Students created various theme-based presentations including how we support and accept others; how we explore possibilities; how we are engaging 
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Team of Two Grade 1 and 2 teachers Kirstie Stoodley and Alex Kathol, Wheatland Crossing School, opened up the wall between their classrooms to host a session at their school’s Student Conference Day and they haven’t closed it since! Going Outside to Grow Inside Team 
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