Education Is Adversity

Most people love a good underdog story and are inspired by the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities of the underdog as the odds are stacked against them. When they overcome and succeed, personal achievements are understood to be of greater worth because they were ‘earned.’ We cry when a strong woman like Cristina Rae steps on…

World Read Aloud Day 2019

Teachers across the High Prairie School Division kicked off a new semester on Feb. 1, 2019 by celebrating the ten year anniversary of ‘World Read-Aloud Day.’ It was great seeing so many participants across schools and curriculums involved in the event.  Read-alouds are valuable activities to bring into any classroom, as they provide “the foundation…

RMSS Mini Lesson Series: Comprehension Strategies

This document was created by the 2018-2019 teaching staff of Roland Michener Secondary School and Lakeside Outreach School, located in Slave Lake, Alberta.  It was created as a professional development project by small, interdisciplinary groups of teachers within the school, operating under the philosophy that literacy “is a shared responsibility among all educators.”  The goal…