Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mystery snack bags: Wealth Allocation

Here is a great lesson idea that can be adapted:
The basic concept is this: take a bunch of brown lunch bags, fill them with different things ranging from popcorn to crumpled paper, to perhaps even coins mixed with paper.
Then, distribute them under the guise that they are donated snacks. Once students open them, you can discuss resource or wealth allocation in a variety of ways; this can be extended for trade, etc.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Social Justice Lesson Plans

OISE's Centre for Urban Schooling has some great social justice lesson plans that could be adapted for different courses. The economic and supply chain ideas would be great for international business.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Online Flash Websites - Wix

This is a great site that allows you to create a flash website:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Learning, not teaching!

Great article: Lessons for helicopter parents from a 71-year-old educator by Sarah Hampson, Globe and Mail, Published

A good teacher creates an environment in which it’s safe for the child to take risks, she explains. “Children have to take risks and know they’re not necessarily going to be right.”

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Neil Postman on the most important skills for students

This is an essay delivered by Postman in 1969 at the National Convention for the Teachers of English, titled "Bullshit & The Art of Crap-Detection".

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Emond-Montgomery's teacher-submitted resources! has many different resources across many subject areas. Thanks E-M for maintaining this great site.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The City Personal FInance (GC.CA)

Here's an interactive resource for financial literacy from the gov't of Canada

Note that they have a superb teachers' package, though one may have to attend a workshop to procure it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Intro to Phil Online Text

Great online text here - - basic, and not well-referenced, but a nice supplement for overviews of topics.