Diefenbaker Elementary School


In order to enhance the learning of our students, we will take purposeful action.  Below are some examples we are considering:

  • Make explicit the meaning of Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Use common language across grades
  • Increase cross-disciplinary integration of ideas
  • Highlight real-life applications for learning
  • Teach critical thinking skills to assess information
  • Develop questioning skills
  • Use checklists for criteria
  • Provide and discuss exemplars for student work
  • Increase use of “I Statements” for student self-assessment
  • Use professional learning time to focus on student portfolios
  • Provide staff collaboration time to share and make plans