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Colour Theory Made Easy

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Colour Theory Made Easy

Learning about Colour Theory is essential for anyone who intends to use colour, whether in sewing, painting, interior or interactive digital design. 

Understanding the key concepts is the place to start: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Warm, Cool, Hue, Intensity, Value, Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary and Split Complementary.  That’s a lot of vocabulary to digest. We are going to go through each term using coloured pencils as examples.

 To understand these terms, you need to be aware of The Colour Wheel. It consists of 12 segments and can be filled using only three colours.  

Note: If you would like to work through this "lesson" with a hands-on approach, subscribe to my newsletter to get your own personal fillable PDF copy.  

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Planning in the Time of COVID - for Teachers

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Planning in the Time of COVID - for Teachers

Last week, I created a schedule plan for each of my Period 2 Cohorts detailing where students are supposed to be every day throughout the Quadmester. One was designed for learners who like to read with written TEXT and one for Visual Learners using ICONS.  Next, I created a teacher plan for period 2 with ICONS for one week with specific areas for each aspect of our teaching day.

Yesterday, I completed the Quadmester 1 – Weekly Teacher Planner for Period 2 - Cohort A & B and then shortly after created the Quadmester 1 – Weekly Teacher Planner for Period 1 - Cohort A & B.

If you are a Secondary teacher in the Adaptive model in Dufferin Peel, I hope you find the Teacher Planners useful. To get your free PDF copies of these Teacher Planners subscribe to my website email list. I hope you stay for a while. And don't worry I don't send out many emails. 

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Help is on its Way - Social Media to the Rescue!

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Help is on its Way - Social Media to the Rescue!

For the last week, I have been researching quick fixes for virtual lesson ideas. It’s been a fast and furious journey into the unknown. There are no quick fixes as is takes time to research and test out the ideas. Hopefully, I can save you some time and lead you to what I have found to be very helpful.

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Stressed is my New Normal but Planning Helps to Decrease it - Just a Bit

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Stressed is my New Normal but Planning Helps to Decrease it - Just a Bit

On a chilly summer day while relaxing in cottage country I created a few planning charts:

  1. Quadmester at a Glance with Daily Tasks in the top bar - Period 1 
  2. Quadmester at a Glance with Daily Tasks in the top bar - Period 2
  3. Period 1 - Quadmester at a Glance Detailed Colour Coded Daily Tasks 
  4. Period 2 - Quadmester at a Glance Detailed Colour Coded Daily Tasks
  5. One Week at a Time
  6. One Day at a Time (fillable Period and Cohort)

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How I Make My Pendant Necklaces in Ten Steps

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How I Make My Pendant Necklaces in Ten Steps



Reuse, Reduce, Reclaim!

As I am make my functional ware, I always have leftover clay remaining after I cut my templates.  I reclaim the clay to use again, but before I do, I use as much as I can for other creations.  That's where the PENDANTS came in.

Here are my 10 steps to creating a Pendant Necklace...

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