I am a Chemistry, Physics and Math teacher. I have been teaching at Bayview Glen School since 2005. Prior to that, I spent four years at Damascus Community School in Damascus, Syria, and two years at Western Canada High School in Calgary, Alberta.

I am excited to be a part of Cohort 21, a community of CIS teachers built on a foundation of collaboration and innovation.  Together we will investigate and refine 21st century teaching and learning best practices through the rich experience of “learning by doing”.

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Melody,
    You are one year ahead of us in Edmonton! I am also a chemistry teacher and am responsible for facilitating professional development in my school of 110 teachers. our district has embraced triangulation of evidence and I am also looking for ways of evaluating and reporting conversations and observations. Anyway we could have an email conversation? My blog is [email protected] and I have a ton of digital science resources to share under my technology integration tab.

  2. Hi Melody,
    I’m curious to hear your reflections a couple years after your action plan… are you actively tracking observations and conversations into some grading software?
    I’m also a chemistry and physics teacher and am struggling with this. My intention for this year is to open up some columns in my gradebook spreadsheet where I could record indications of standards achievement as a ‘formative’ grade. Not sure how that’s going to go.
    Cheers, and thanks for sharing!

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