Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weekly Language Live Stream

For all you Twitter junkies and language enthusiasts, join your language colleagues every Thursday evening at 8pm EST to discuss the latest topics in the world of education. You can follow along and/or participate using the #langchat hashtag. If you'v missed it, not to worry! Check out their summaries at 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

French Texting!

I saw this and had to post it... it made me laugh! French abbreviations for text messages!!! Amazing... check it out:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Breakfast For Learning

I came across an interesting article this weekend, which talked about the first large-scale study of school breakfast programs done in Canada. 
Click here for the article
The study, done within the Toronto District School Board, mentions staggering statistics such as the fact that 51 per cent of elementary students and 68 per cent of high school students came to school without eating breakfast! Thankfully, the study shows that students who ate breakfast through the school breakfast program showed in increase in general health, behaviour and academics. 

Nevertheless, as the article states: "Canada is one of few developed nations that does not have a national child breakfast program." I saw the breakfast program be an outstanding success at my previous school as well, and if your school doesn't already have it, I would highly encourage everyone to do what they can to encourage their schools to participate in a breakfast program. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Teacher Website!

As a new teacher myself I was thrilled to come across this website: "Survive & Thrive - Virtual Conference for Beginning Teachers". That's like music to my ears! What a great resource for lesson plans, stress management, teaching strategies, and more!