Clearspring Middle SchoolGrades 5-8

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Clearspring Middle School
1 Brighton Lane, Steinbach,
Manitoba R5G 0Y2

Charmaine Mackid

Learning Coach

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Uncovering Essential Questions in Social Studies: An Interview

I recently sat down with Meredith Hutchinson, a Grade 5 & 6 Music and Grade 8 Social Studies teacher at Clearspring Middle School. She has been exploring ways to reshape her planning and assessment of Social Studies content around essential questions. Please take a look at her current essential questions planning doc before you check…

Nov 19, 2019 · Charmaine Mackid

Building Fact Fluency in the Middle and Senior Years Classrooms

One of the most common questions I have encountered in my work as a mathematics education leader, is about how we¬† help our students who have arrived in the middle and senior years while still struggling with their math facts. The burden this puts on students and teachers in mathematics classrooms, as well as in…

Nov 13, 2019 · Melissa Dean

Beginning to Build a Thinking Classroom

The Gist You cannot travel very far through a neighbourhood’s hallway at Clearspring Middle School before you see yet again another class up on their feet using vertical non-permanent surfaces to think through an engaging math problem in groups of 2 or 3. Teachers are embracing the research-based philosophy of Dr. Peter Liljedahl, a professor…

Nov 3, 2019 · Charmaine Mackid