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It’s a mystery

It is a mystery to my family why I keep making things for fundraisers, for students, and for fellow teachers…but it is not a mystery to me. These days so many items that surround us are electronic and mass-produced and … Continue reading

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Lightest Pumpkin Cheesecake Ever

This recipe has been tested and tweaked three times and the consensus is – this one is just right. It is a cross between a pumpkin pie (spicy and not too sweet) and a cheesecake (graham crust and tangy taste … Continue reading

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Making counting more fun

As usually happens, whenever I have an assignment due at OISE, it feels like a good time to make another post. Perhaps because I am drowning in papers and ideas I don’t fully understand (yet), it is satisfying to post … Continue reading

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Tutoring works!

This year has been the first time I have tried weekly tutoring with kids in addition to teaching classes of young children. Why is tutoring so rewarding? I can build a strong cooperative relationship with the child. Our time together … Continue reading

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Learning disabilities in young children

First of all, let me say that OISE should revoke Chris Spence’s PhD degree in light of the revelations of plagiarism in his PhD thesis (and throughout his career…). On behalf of fellow students at OISE who actually do their … Continue reading

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The marshmallow test

There are so many reasons to bake with the children in my school and the least of them is to have something yummy for snack! (We don’t bake with marshmallows, but be patient, we will get to the marshmallows later…) … Continue reading

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Addition with Dice

This is an interesting way for children to become familiar with addition. All of the children here enjoy it. Even when children have not quite mastered writing numbers to 10, they ask if they can do this. We use our … Continue reading

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