Welcome to my professional blog! I discuss numerous issues and topics related to teaching, inquiry, and technology here. I would love to hear your thoughts on these issues too. This is all about learning together!


18 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. I just read your entry on three part math lessons and was wondering if you could help me out. We recently began a PLC on collaborative inquiry in Math but a lot of the teachers involved in the workshop had been to several training sessions before and I left feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. I have been looking for information on the internet. Would you mind sharing with me other lessons you have done..bansho …math congress ? Thanks for listening

    • I would love to help, Teresa, but I haven’t done enough to offer you the information that you’re looking for. Are you on Twitter? If so, you may want to try contacting @techieang. She has a lot of experience with these varied lesson types, and she may be able to assist. Hope this helps!

      Thanks for your comment!

  2. Hi Aviva
    I am a principal/ teacher at a small rural school in Victoria Australia. I really enjoy your blog and have tried many ideas with my class. I was following you on twitter but I changed my twitter account because I bought a new iPad and couldn’t remember my password to set up the account. I have found that I can not add you to follow it comes up blocked. My twitter account is @amanda9ajb are you able to help me. Amanda

    • Thanks for your comment, Amanda! I’m so glad that you contacted me. I am not sure why you were blocked from following me, but I think I’ve managed to fix the problem now and I’m following you too. I’m excited to learn with you!


  3. Hi Aviva,

    I have been following you for almost a year on twitter, and have learned so much from you. I love reading your blogs and especially your ideas on inquiry and student centered classrooms. I teach Grade 6 and remember reading about your Wednesday writing assginments for your students. I’m wondering if you can share how you set this up and any examples.
    Thanks so much.

  4. Hi Aviva,

    I’ve been trying to contact you about participating in a review panel and kept getting bounceback replies until I searched to find that you have moved to a new school. Congratulations! When you’re able, send me an email with your new address.

  5. Hi,

    I’ve been quietly reading your blog over the last couple of months, while on mat leave. I just wanted to leave a quick note of appreciation. I am a newer teacher and have moved different divisions a couple times. I have to say that your blog and twitter feed are so refreshing.

    As a newer teacher its hard to not get lost in whats new and pretty. The quick shininess of things you see on different websites and blogs can be distracting. What I love most is how you always focus on the learning, your professional learning and the student learning.

    I suppose I just wanted you to know that your blog is helpful to many, even if we don’t comment a lot. You’ve helped me reflect on my own learning as I grow as a teacher and given me a fresh perspective away from the shininess that is sometimes overpowering.

    Thank you.

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Ashley! What a nice surprise tonight. I must say that even as someone that just finished my 15th year of teaching, I can sometimes get lost in the shininess of things too. Forcing myself to think about the learning really helps me remember what’s most important. I think that blogging helps me reflect. It’s nice to hear that these reflections also help others.


  6. Hi Aviva,
    I would love to talk to you about sharing your blog entitled “What if ‘just go’ was replaced with ‘why don’t you stay?'” with our early learning community. Could you please email me at the address I’ve included? Thank you so much!

  7. Hi Aviva,
    I have been following you for quite some time on your various media platforms and, like so many others, I am always inspired by your thinking and your programming.
    I am a grade 1 teacher in Peterborough of 28 years and still learning!!!! I have been doing lots of personal ‘inquiry into inquiry’ for the past 5 years and sinking my teeth into every opportunity I can to learn more and get messy with it. I’m also working on my personal goal of bridging the gap between kindergarten and grade 1.
    So here is my question….
    I’m heading to St. Catharines in early June to celebrate my son’s graduation from Brock University in Educatiion, yah!!! (He’s the 2nd of 3 of my four children to graduate with the teaching passion!) …And I thought that maybe, just maybe, there might be another pd opportunity for me along the way. I was wondering if you might be interested/willing to have a visitor in your room for a morning to soak up some of what you and Paula and your kids do. I would absolutely love the chance to witness first hand what I hear you chatting about on social media, ponder about what I see and hear, and think about possibilities for my kids, my classroom and my learning!
    If this is something that you would consider, please let me know! I’m excited about the possibility!
    Thanks so much!
    Joanne Mallory

    • Joanne, thanks for such kind words! You’re absolutely welcome to come anytime. Our classroom is always open. Let me email you to arrange things.


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