Meagen Mitchell
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I am a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Regina, SK in the faculty of Education. My major is Biology and my minor is Social Studies. I love meeting new people, travelling and learning.

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Marking, is it any good?

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Grades tend to reduce students’ interest in the learning itself.  One of the most well-researched findings in the field of motivational psychology is that the more people are rewarded for doing something, the more they tend to lose interest in whatever they had to do to get the reward

Grades tend to reduce the quality of students’ thinking.  Given that students may lose interest in what they’re learning as a result of grades, it makes sense that they’re also apt to think… Continue

Why isn't learning an obligation of schools?

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

In Canada, education statutes talk about the right to attend schools, not the right to receive an education. What this implies is that schools do not have a legal obligation to ensure that students benefit from attending. Maybe if it were made a legal obligation that students were to learn in school, teaching as a profession would be seen as one of the high-status professions rather than one that is debatable. The nature of schooling is hands down an essential service however can you imagine… Continue

Web Resources

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 9:16am 0 Comments

I've been continually searching for web resources to help make class more engaging. Using blogs, twitter, movie makers like xtranormal.com, or animasher.com are just a few examples of programs that I would encourage to use in the classroom. I want to find more resources, and I feel like its a slow process of finding a resource hidden here or there. I need help finding more!

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At 8:27pm on March 2, 2011, Dave said…

Hi Meagen.  I am in Montmartre, about an hour SE of Regina.  I teach grade 12 History and am Principal of the K-12 school.

 

I have not been on Ning much lately, but you can get a hold of me on Twitter, @bircherd, Skype @bircherd.

 

My blog is http://www.birchbark.wordpress.com

 

Glad to meet you!

 

Dave

 
 
 

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