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Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 0R1
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Monica Martens

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Accepting Failure and Deciding to Pivot

“Well, that was a fail.”  Kristen Falk and I both looked at each other and spoke these words at the end of November.  We’d just spent an afternoon exploring African artifacts, photos and videos of various African countries and cultural expressions.  After the exploration, we gathered her grade 2s in a circle and listened to…

Jan 29, 2020 · Monica Martens

Teachers as researchers. Teachers as inquirers.

“Let’s take our students outside twice a month, minimum.  Let’s document what we’re doing when we go outside.” During our deeper learning team meeting in October, the grade 2 teachers at NES (Kate Hawgood, Bonnie Anderson, Courtney Savary and Sheila Krahn) wanted to explore how to use their new outdoor learning environments while learning about…

Dec 4, 2019 · Monica Martens

Drama Pedagogy – Rights and Responsibilities

Drama is magic with any class, any grade, maybe even any curriculum!  I haven’t tried it in a math class … yet!  I am a new convert to drama pedagogy.  You might have classified me as a “hater” … maybe that’s a bit strong.  I sure didn’t want to participate in drama anything!  Too vulnerable. …

Nov 21, 2019 · Monica Martens

Arts-based PD on the Land with Woodlawn Staff

Land-based learning is pedagogy.  What does this even mean?  Land-based learning is pedagogy?  In a Western worldview, we use the land to provide food, adventure, and as a means to make a living.  In Indigenous ways of knowing and being, I am learning that the land is used and understood much differently; land is text…

Nov 6, 2019 · Monica Martens

Math Assessment in the Early Years

About 30% of students in grade 3, in Hanover School Division, meet grade level expectations in the area of Algebraic Reasoning according to the Provincial Grade 3 Assessment results.  For the last two years, grade 1 -3 teachers across HSD have been inquiring into why this might be and what we, collectively, can do to…

Nov 2, 2019 · Monica Martens