Byron Dueck started the topic Practical High School Electives: Quickbooks / SolidWorks in the forum Teaching the Subjects 3 months, 2 weeks ago
As a high school educator I realize it is my role to prepare students for adult life in our community. We should be teaching accounting and CAD rather than Calculus and Chemistry.
Does someone have experience or suggestions on teaching SolidWorks or Quickbooks at a high school level (small Mennonite high school: you know the nuances)? Are there…[Read more]
It’s okay for a normally high flying student to have an occasional low score. That’s life.
At our school it’s simple. No redos unless it’s a fail (below 80%) on a test. If it’s failed the student must redo within 2 days. The grade recorded is the average of the failed test and the passed one, but never higher than 80%.
We have developed 2 spreadsheets that teachers use at our school. The
majority of our curriculum is CLE so we record grades as 10 units per year.
The first spreadsheet is very basic and is called a Gradebook; each teacher can use one for her class. It is used to record assignments, quizzes, and tests as part of a unit for all students in the…[Read more]
Thanks. I will order a copy to preview. I’m also looking at “Shaping Canada”, which is the current Manitoba curriculum, and “The Story of Canada”, a widely-praised comprehensive tradebook on Cdn history.
As you mentioned, the biggest headache is the lack of thorough student materials.
Any Canadian High School teachers out there?
What texts do you use for teaching Canadian History? Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be quality Christian Canadian material available like there is American.
Till now our school used workbooks from a company called ADS. These are poorly written though and contain only rote questions. Looking for s…[Read more]
We have been using it with a dyslexic 13 year old to good success compared to traditional curriculum. Requires almost one-on-one and a creative teacher who includes appropriate supplements.
Our school supplies all pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers, lead, markers, glue, folders, paper, etc.
Students bring towel, Kleenex, water bottle, scissors, ruler, math set, calculator, Bible, crayons.
What do you use to manage your school library? We have about 1200 titles; our school does not have internet access so it needs to be offline.
Maybe you have an inexpensive software or an Excel template you could share.
All of our parents sign a form that states we charge $10/ day/ student starting on the 6th consecutive day of absense. The fee is too be paid to the school board prior to readmission. Very important that teachers are not responsible to enforce this policy, but rather the board. In turn, teachers make effort to keep the students on their grade track.
We use Saxon for Gr. 4+. Math 5/4 and Math 7/6 are Saxon’s flagships and are integral to success.
I’ve taught 7/6 for a number of years. I don’t think you could find a more thorough fractions and decimals course.
Our school has traditions for the second last and last days of school.
Day 179 is Hot Dog Day. In the morning we do yearbook autographing. For noon we have a hot dog roast- this is a big deal for the students. Then in the afternoon the students play a school-wide game of 22 (also a big deal seeing as we have 100 students and this is probably…[Read more]
Because most of our curriculum is CLE we structure our records around a 10 unit per grade design. We do use Saxon math (thankfully) and have developed a pattern where we divide the textbook into 10 units. This works out to 2 or 3 tests per unit, the average of which gets entered onto the records.
‘Yes a bad test can hurt an average, but on the y…[Read more]
I teach Grades 6&7 (16 students) and am desiring a projector for my classroom. My school board suggested that my students create something to sell as a fundraiser.
Could you please share successful fundraisers you have done?
Which dictionary titles do you find work well for your early elementary students?
Merriam Webster’s puts the accent mark before the syllable, which contradicts what is taught in CLE LA- there it comes afterwords (eg. fun’ ny).