I love genealogy. I’m also fortunate enough that my family’s ancestry is (relatively) trackable. My Scottish ancestors (the Frasers) arrived in Canada in 1815, my Irish ancestors (the O’Shaughnessy family) I have back to 1837 in Nova Scotia, my English side (Cox) arrived in 1907, and my French Canadian side (the Menards) – well, I […]
A day late, admittedly, but here’s the week! March 26, 1885 - The North-West Rebellion began at The Battle of Duck Lake, near modern-day Rosthern, Saskatchewan. Superintendant Lief Crozier and his force of approximately 100 North West Mounted Police and Prince Albert Volunteers were flanked by Gabriel Dumont and a larger Métis force. 12 Government forces […]
To close out the week, here’s a great video from Mythbusters’ Adam Savage and TED-Ed on how simple ideas can lead to game-changing discoveries. My favourite takeaways from this as an educator are these:
1. Never be afraid to ask questions. By exploring the simplest questions we can get incredibly rich results.
2. Learn through questioning and experimenting, not memorizing and accepting.
3. The best asset to learning is not technology, but curiosity.
Hello all! It’s been a busy March. In addition to a 2-week March Break (I’m itching to get back into the classroom!) , I’ve also switched Internet/Cable providers and… oh yes, gotten engaged! I’m glad to be back in the swing of blogging, though. I’m excited to share with you my thoughts on my most recent […]
Some of you may remember my Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Historians Follow Friday edition. There are a number of fantastic education-related Twitter accounts out there too, but the easiest way to find and collaborate with other educators and build a professional learning network, I find, is not searching them out one-by-one, but by participating […]