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Saturday, November 4

  1. page Other Home Page edited ... About being a teacher General links for new teachers - MmeCarr A new site to help TTOCs de…
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    About being a teacher
    General links for new teachers - MmeCarr
    A new site to help TTOCs deal with stress and maintain mental health from the BCTF https://www.starlingminds.com/
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  2. page Teacher On Call edited This page is for topics related to being a Teacher on Call This is an a general overview page…

    This page is for topics related to being a Teacher on Call
    This is ana general overview page.
    Study Skills Workshop: The TOC ToolKit
    One of the ideas Ray is working on is creating some topics that TOCs can receive training on so that they can 'add value' to the day when they are in a classroom. For example, one I am working on is 'Study Skills'. The idea is that we will work with a group later in the year, to create a workshop and resources so that TOCs can deliver the workshop when called into a class. If you are interested, let Ray know at ray.myrtle(at)gmail.com
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  3. page Teacher On Call edited This page is for topics related to being a Teacher on Call This is an overview page. See the TO…

    This page is for topics related to being a Teacher on Call
    This is an overview page. See the TOC Toolkit page for lesson suggestions.
    Study Skills Workshop: The TOC ToolKit
    One of the ideas Ray is working on is creating some topics that TOCs can receive training on so that they can 'add value' to the day when they are in a classroom. For example, one I am working on is 'Study Skills'. The idea is that we will work with a group later in the year, to create a workshop and resources so that TOCs can deliver the workshop when called into a class. If you are interested, let Ray know at ray.myrtle(at)gmail.com
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  4. page TOC Toolkit edited ... Sample activity: Me and My Sodium Intake pg. 137-141 & Healthy Eating Overview 4-7 pg. 103…
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    Sample activity: Me and My Sodium Intake pg. 137-141 & Healthy Eating Overview 4-7 pg. 103-104
    Asteroid Activity: Sample showing the adjustments to the reading level from gr. 10 to gr. 5 for a sample of text on Asteroids from Wikibooks {Asteroids gr.11 & 5.docx}
    See also:
    Note Taking
    Note taking or Note Making -making
    Shared by
    Patricia FindlayFinlay District Librarian Burnaby SD.
    What is the purpose for making notes?
    Students should have generated questions of what they want to know about a topic. They need to select books/websites/media that have information that will answer their questions.
    Their notes should have the key information that will help them answer those questions. The notes can also include their own ideas/thoughts/comments about the information they have found.
    Model a strategy for making notes
    Select a paragraph related to the topic of study which has some information that answers students’ questions. Either on an overhead or interactive board display the paragraph. Have a student(s) read the paragraph aloud to class.
    Ask students if there are any words/vocabulary they do not understand. If so then ask if any student can define/explain the words and/or use a dictionary.
    Ask students if there are any ideas they do not understand. If so then ask if any student can explain or explain it yourself.
    BIG IDEA – you can not make notes from information that you do not understand
    Draw a three column chart.
    In the first column write the first sentence(s) of the paragraph (select the sentence or sentences that tell one main idea about the topic). Ask the students to discuss with a partner what they learned about the topic from those sentences. Then ask several students to tell in their own words what they learned.
    In the second column write down a student’s sentence explaining the information from the first sentence(s) in the paragraph. Using the student’s sentence ask the class what are the “key” or “important” words that would help them remember this idea or fact.
    In the third column write down in note form the key words and phrases that the students identified.
    Repeat with another sentence with the whole class. If the students appear to understand then ask them to do several more sentences working with a partner. Get the students together as whole class and ask some of the partners to share their sentences and their key word notes.
    BIG IDEA – usually when we make notes we do Step 1 (understanding what we are reading) and Step 2 (putting the ideas into our own words) by thinking individually and not writing it out. Step 3 is when we write down the key words and phrases. However sometimes it helps to talk to someone about what we are reading and writing out our thoughts in our own words before we make the notes.
    Organizing Notes
    There are many ideas for graphic organizers to help students make notes.
    Divide a page into three columns and many rows making small boxes. Each box can only hold a key word or phrase. Students cut out boxes, sort out the notes to put key words/phrases together and paste boxes in appropriate groups on a bigger sheet of paper.
    Students fold a paper into two columns – the left column narrower than the right column. In the first column you could write a question about the topic or write one main idea or heading. In the second column you write the key words and phrases that answer that question or give details about the main idea.
    Students fold a paper into three columns with the middle column being the widest. The first column has the question/main idea, the second column has the key words & phrases and the third column names the source of the information.
    Orient paper in landscape position. Draw several columns – one for each question or main idea about the topic. Write notes in the appropriate column.
    From Waterloo Region
    District Librarian.School Board – Library Learning Commons
    http://library.wrdsb.ca/research/note-taking/note-taking-checklist/
    Note Taking Checklist
    As you do your assignment, constantly check to see that your notes are:
    Relevant
    Gather data that helps you answer your research questions
    Gather supporting evidence for your own ideas about the topic. This might include:
    Factual information
    Others’ observations about the topic
    Experts’ opinions about the topic
    Record your own thoughts about the information:
    Ideas for further exploration
    Responses to the facts and opinions you have gathered
    Questions you have about the information
    Focused
    Look for the key ideas from your information sources
    Keep checking the information you are gathering:
    Does it help you answer your research questions?
    Are you staying on the topic?
    Is it interesting, but not really needed for this task?
    Is it repetitive?
    Concise
    Use point form, not complete sentences
    Don’t record unneeded words (i.e., the, this, and)
    Be brief: use abbreviations and symbols
    Omit unneeded examples
    Organized
    Keep all of your notes together in a research folder
    Use the best note-taking technique to suit your research task
    Use the best note-taking organizer to suit each information source
    Accurate
    Use quality, up-to-date information sources. Critically assess the quality of your sources
    Verify suspicious information by checking another source. This might include information that is:
    Outdated
    Biased or exaggerated
    An unsupported opinion
    Be careful to record information correctly
    When paraphrasing, keep the author’s intended meaning
    When quoting, copy exactly and correctly from the source
    Honest
    Use your own words, and express your own ideas
    Cite all sources accurately: words, ideas, images, media files
    Keep track of your information sources as you take notes: know what information you got from what source
    Always give credit to people whose ideas you have paraphrased
    Always give credit for quotes

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  5. page TOC Toolkit edited TOC Tool Kit Check out help dealing with stress specifically designed in collaboration with the BC…
    TOC Tool Kit
    Check out help dealing with stress specifically designed in collaboration with the BCTF for TTOCs at www.starlingminds.com
    Feb. 2013 Workshop Update:
    ------ The main idea of the TOC Tool Kit is to create resources and skills as a TOC that will help now, and become resources you can use throughout your career.
    The other key idea is that we need to learn to 'automatically' share what you have done so that we can all benefit from your work. This is one place where you can easily share. You can click on the edit button and paste in what you have created. You will need to be a member of this wiki to upload/download materials.
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  6. page TOC Toolkit edited TOC Tool Kit Check out help dealing with stress specifically designed in collaboration with the B…
    TOC Tool Kit
    Check out help dealing with stress specifically designed in collaboration with the BCTF for TTOCs at www.starlingminds.com
    Feb. 2013 Workshop Update:
    ------ The main idea of the TOC Tool Kit is to create resources and skills as a TOC that will help now, and become resources you can use throughout your career.
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Friday, October 13

  1. page Social Studies- edited ... Grade 4 Grade 5 Some resources for immigration from Ray. Grade 6 Grade 7
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    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Some resources for immigration from Ray.
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
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