Doc P-J

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Doc P-J
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I honestly LOVE teaching teens. My secret: Slightly edgy humor and a lot of trust. Great Resources help too!
 
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Doc P-J brings you a differentiated, scaffolded novel study, that allows you to study one novel in a diverse classroom. Perfect for students grades 7-9, this post-apocalyptic novel touches on the cold war era, fear of Distopian futures, and
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Doc P-J
This printable unit includes Teacher notes, printable Information cards for centers, and printable student sheets so they can build a Case File as the work. Also included is a complete shopping list for materials, as well as supplementary activities
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, General Science, Forensics
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.3, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.8, RST.6-8.9
$14.00
3 ratings
3.7
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By Doc P-J
Create an interactive, ever changing bulletin board! Print these colour text bubbles (modeled after iOS), and laminate & pop them on your wall. Print out the text to any dialogue you want on transparencies and pop those on top. Voila! The
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Doc P-J
Remind your students what cooperative groups have to do
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Posters
$1.00
3 ratings
3.3
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By Doc P-J
A complete graphic organizer for an independent history unit, or use it as a framework for a traditional class study! Printable pages make it easy for students to know what they need to find, and how to organize their information. Includes rubrics
Subjects:
U.S. History, Canadian History, British History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
$5.00
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By Doc P-J
Fed up with kids making up long-winded fiction to answer an analytical question? It could be that they need a more focussed approach. Use the 6+1 traits to analyze 6-word poems. Teach them exactly how much you can 'know' from just six words, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.00
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By Doc P-J
Joss Whedon is a brilliant writer. His TV series, Firefly, is a brilliant piece of science fiction. Explore this amazing series as a piece of literature. Unit includes episode summaries, episode questions, and final project rubrics. Stay Shiny!
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$12.00
$8.00
1 rating
3.9
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By Doc P-J
Ever wish intermediate kids could have those handy desk toppers the little kids have, just grown up a bit? These double sided place mats are ready to print and laminate. The front has basic numeracy, literacy, and citation facts in mini anchor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
1 rating
3.8
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By Doc P-J
Print on card-stock and these dividers help structure your students' binders, and your language program! Each Divider functions as a mini-anchor chart, while also helping organize student work in a clear way.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literature Circles
$2.00
$1.50
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By Doc P-J
2 double sided pages that hols everything from MLA and APA citation, to 4-quadrant graphing and linear equation scaffolding. And the two pages open up to make a two-page essay organizer, just waiting for students to add sticky notes. All the big
Subjects:
Algebra, Word Problems, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Doc P-J
Having a hard time getting kids excited about human geography? How do they feel about Zombies? This unit - which is largely inquiry-based - has students planning for a Viral Outbreak using geography tools. Feel free to customize the cities involved
Subjects:
Geography, Problem Solving
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans
$5.00
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By Doc P-J
A portable Intermediate word wall, this document begins the year with the students. We add definitions and vocabulary, organized by subject, throughout the year. Students print more subject-vocab pages as they need them. Several foundation Anchor
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Word Walls
$2.00
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By Doc P-J
A fun poster for the APE strategy:
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Doc P-J
This is my LLAMA cue chart -- we refer to it every day :)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.00
1 rating
2.6
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By Doc P-J
Remind your students what Collaborative groups have to do :)
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Posters
$1.00
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By Doc P-J
Ideal for new teachers, or anyone new to 7/8. How to attack your inherited room and set it up in ways appropriate to this amazing age-group. The first of several books which address issues related to your first Intermediate classroom.
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, EBooks
$5.00
$2.50
1 rating
3.9
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By Doc P-J
A follow up to BAIC: from the ground up, this e-book covers creating age-appropriate routines and learning strategies for teens. I've included a few of my favorites, and explained how a little focused effort in the first weeks makes an enormous
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
EBooks
$5.00
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Doc P-J
Trying to get your middle-school students to use their hall passes? Pop these into id holders and add lanyards, and you're ready to go. Edit to add your own details, or tweak my 'blurbs' as needed. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables
$1.00
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By Doc P-J
A project-based-learning package, designed to organize and collect evidence of student learning. You can use this as a guide to presenting content, as an adjunct to classroom lessons, or as a self-contained post-unit printable project. This unit is
Subjects:
Biology, General Science
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.7, RST.6-8.9
$6.00
1 rating
2.4
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By Doc P-J
These are fully editable. Print, Cut, and Go!
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Early Intervention
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm an experienced Intermediate teacher in Ontario. I came back to the classroom after earning my Masters and PhD, and teaching both undergraduate courses and running PPF programs. My heart truly belongs in 7/8. I've been teaching homeroom (all subjects) for a while now, and prefer a split class over a straight grade. I specialize in supporting a vast range of skill levels all in one room. Accommodating and Differentiating are my daily bread and butter. :) I really want to enjoy what I do in my room, so I work hard to make everything interesting and energizing -- for me and my kids.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teens are amazing creatures. They want their independence, but they also want a safe place to crash when things get confusing. The curriculum in grades seven and eight is very challenging, and this can be really disheartening for some students who have found school easy until this point. Helping them show independence in their learning, even if it means a few poor marks, helps them realize that they do have control over their academic success. Showing them new ways to approach learning helps everyone in a class feel as if they are on a level playing field, and are true peers, even though some show more academic strengths than others. I provide all that I can to help each student feel capable, productive, and valued. I offer ensembles outside of class so that more kids can find a place to 'fit.' I expect my kids to self-advocate, and reward consistent effort with increased responsibility and higher expectations. Everyone can learn, but we all do it at different rates. I learn as much from them as they learn from me. We grow together.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

- awarded the Pedro Goldman award, Spring 2003, for outstanding service to the students of the UWO Faculty of Music - awarded 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2004-2005 University Student’s Council Honour Roll standing as a result of teaching evaluations averaging higher than 6.3 out of a possible 7. - nominated for TA Teaching Awards 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, and 2002-2003 - nominated for Bank of Nova Scotia, UWO Alumni & University Students’ Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2001.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

PhD (Music Education) - University of Western Ontario, 2006 Thesis Title: Composition and Creative Potential: Composition Pedagogy in the Music Classroom M.Mus. (Composition) - University of Western Ontario, 1999 Thesis Title: Requiem for Kubla Khan (Solo Baritone voice and Chamber Orchestra, 17 min.) B.Mus./B.Ed. - University of Manitoba, 1997 Education Focus: Secondary vocal/choral & classroom guitar specialist Second Teachable: English Music Focus: Composition

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Publications Parry-Jamieson, M. (2010) But aren't you a music teacher? The Recorder.Vol LII(4). Ontario Music Educator's Association. Parry-Jamieson, M. (2002) A six-stage model of compositional development. Alla Breve. Journal of the Kodaly Society of Canada, 27(1). Parry, M. (1999) Requiem for Kubla Khan: For baritone and chamber orchestra; text by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London, ON : Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Western Ontario, 1999. Parry, M. (1996). Gloria (SATB chorus and 2 violas). Winnipeg: Manitoba Composers’ Association. Parry, M. (1996). Orchid (SATB a capella) Winnipeg: Manitoba Composers’ Association. Conference Publications: Webpages as Virtual Classrooms - iCON, October 2011 - how to teach daily through your webpage instead of your S: drive, achieving total transparency in your classroom for parents and administration, making your whole 'room' available outside of class hours for your students. Teaching through your webpage - iCON - October, 2010 - how to make the most of digital tools to improve access and engagement Parenting your Gamer - May 3, 2010 - provided an information night on video game addiction, strategies for managing game systems with teens - debriefed current research on brain development and game theory - provided strategies for limiting use, teaching discernment, and participating 'with' gamers as a way of ensuring safety and balance High School Here I Come - December 7, 2009 - Co-presented a parent workshop dealing with choosing Academic/Applied/Locally Developed, which high school to choose, and what the actual options for grade 9s really are. Parent Communication Workshop - April 2009 - Co-Presented 2 sessions for parents, 'Effective communication with Teachers' & 'Homework: what it is, what it isn't. Inter-School PD sessions - Spring 2007 - Co-Presented the Session for K-8 music teachers in the Oakridge/Banting/Saunders family of schools. CSSHE (Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education) – May 31, 2005, London: Co-Presented session entitled: Cross Cultural Communication in ITA Training. STLHE (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) - June 17-19 2004, Ottawa: Co-presented session entitled: Diversity: A contradictory practice. CIRA (Canadian Intramural Recreation Association -- Student Leadership Conference) - January 24, 3004, London: Guest Speaker re: Inclusive recreation in a diverse university community. Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference (UWO) - August 28, 2003. Co-presented a session entitled: Improving Communication between Faculty and Graduate TAs. UWO TA-Day - Sept. 3, 2003 - a conference for graduate teaching assistants. Facilitated a session detailing training opportunities on campus ITA-Day - Sept. 5, 2003 - a conference for international graduate teaching assistants at UWO. Coordinated guest speakers, presented sessions on UHIP requirements, diversity issues on campus, and ethics in the classroom. March 22, 2002 - Doctoral Colloquium Presentation titled: Sequencing Creative Behaviours in the Curriculum: A Model and Report on Research in Progress (UWO Don Wright Faculty of Music Colloquium Series) POD Conference (Professional Organizational Development) - October 10-13, 2002, Atlanta: Co-presented a round-table entitled: Bridging the gap between faculty and graduate teaching assistants: Supporting teaching excellence while preparing future faculty.

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