Author Archives: mitchchampagne

About mitchchampagne

I am a husband of one, and a father of three. I am am elementary teacher for the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland & Clarington Catholic District School Board and a part-time Faculty member at the School of Education and Professional Learning, Trent University.

Google Classroom and the School-Home Connection

Google Classroom is where communication can become contribution. Educators have a responsibility to provide a safe, happy, and empowering learning environment for the students in our care.  We can implement high yield strategies, and engage our students in Inquiry Learning, … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

The Ontario Ministry of Education is trying to encourage Community-Based Experiential Learning through a grant being offered to K-12 teachers and students. The Ministry defines Community-Based Experiential Learning as: an approach to student learning that provides students with opportunities to … Continue reading

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Students Learn from Aspiring Mars Astronaut

A great article from the Peterborough Examiner about a great Science Inquiry I did with my class. Students at a city elementary school got an out of this world message Thursday from a prospective astronaut aiming to be among the … Continue reading

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Become a Twitter Power User: Tip 1 – Follow #Hashtags using Hootsuite

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Helping Your Child Succeed With Technology

This post originally appeared on A Platform For Good. Many educators speak about preparing students for their future; for now, I would be content with the present. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to prepare my students for their … Continue reading

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How Loud is Too Loud?

I recently read a colleagues Tweet: A principal from our system quickly replied: Andy makes a great point here in that noise should by no means be THE indication of student learning.  In a (hopefully) bygone age, Principals could walk … Continue reading

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How Technology Has Affected Traditional Teaching

This post originally appeared on A Platform for Good – a project of the Family Online Safety Institute designed to help parents, teachers and teens to connect, share, and do good online. While much is different in the field of Education, many … Continue reading

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