It’s been a busy first month at GCHS. It’s also been fun getting to know new students and try some new things in class. And, as they say, time flies when you’re having fun. Here we are at the end of September! A few things I’ve been focusing on so far and will continue to work on:
- Descriptive Feedback. Students should be using the information I provide on their assignments to make improvements in their future work. This is part of a process. If work doesn’t meet expectations, students will use info I provide and the criteria for the assignment to make revisions and improve their learning.
- Thinking & Problem Solving. Students are encouraged to show their thinking in their responses, by explaining their choices and supporting their decisions. I’m also hoping students become more resourceful, (by searching on their own instead of asking, as an example) to expand their problem-solving capabilities.
This week, we will put those skills to work with these activities:
NAC2O – Grade 10 Native Studies students will begin talking about lands and resources. We will talk about common FNMI values and apply our knowledge by exploring resource and land-based businesses.
In ALC1O – Grade 9 Art, the focus this week will be two-point perspective.
This will involve all kinds of thinking and problem-solving skills and result in some (hopefully) creative designs.
Have a wonderful week. Remember to email me if you have any questions or feedback!