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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I am excited about everything we will be learning at Tecumseh in the new year.  

Meet the Teacher!

I am writing this just before Meet the Teacher.  I am really looking forward to meeting parents this evening, and hope to connect with those who cannot attend another time.  

We have had a great start to the year.  We have been building our math community, and focussing on developing a growth mindset in math.  As a class, we have been watching the videos of Jo Boaler and youcubed.  The videos discuss how struggling with math and mathematical concepts actually helps to grow your brain.  Super interesting stuff!  We have been practicing that, and in particular were working hard today on some coding.  I will be using centers as part of my balanced math program, and today was our first official introduction to coding on the Hour of Code.  Check it out at home if you like!  



This is my first year at Tecumseh Public School, and I am excited to be here!  I am Class 6-7's homeroom teacher, will be teaching Math part of the time, and am also one of Tecumseh's Student Success teachers.  

My goal as a teacher is to have kids enjoy coming to school and learning.  I feel that authentic learning tasks, where students are discussing and engaged in real world events, are very meaningful.  I think that problem solving and the integration of technology into math is important, as well as collaboration and creativity.  I am also really interested in expanding my understanding of coding - a new interest that I incorporated last year.  I like to see kids engaged in learning, and develop a growth mindset in math.  

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  My e-mail is reidj@hdsb.ca, or you can call me at the school at 905-639-8330.