School Blog

The purpose of West Island College’s blog is to communicate matters that are important to our school and to give readers a deeper insight into our Vision, Mission, and Values. It does not replace the WIC weekly, email, or our other social media platforms which will all continue to be used to communicate events, highlight achievements, and provide important, timely information.

Wellness and Achievement

When you hear the term “learning loss” at the start of the school year, how does this make you feel? Students could feel stressed about the prospect of being behind before they’ve even started. 

Read on to find out how this, and other sentiments from Dr. David Tranter are shaping our thoughts on student well-being and academic achievement.

Finishing Strong

As we end another school year impacted by COVID-19, many educators and students are glad to see the back of it and quietly slip away into summer. How do we THRIVE and finish PURPOSEFULLY? In this blog post we hear from our school community on what finishing strong means to them.

Photo of WIC '21 graduate, Sachi-Imani Udeh

Who are Generation Z?

No matter what field you work in, you’ll know that understanding and knowing your customers, clients, and stakeholders is key to the success of your product or service. The field of education is no different, so who are Gen Z, and why does that matter to teachers? 

Photo of Sam Demma, Wolves Den speaker April 2021

  • Action
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Generation Z
  • Learning
Aligning Assessment with Vision

Assessment practices traditionally measure the extent to which a student has mastered the prescribed curricular outcomes. What if it were more than that? Our vision at WIC is to teach students to be “curious, creative, innovative, and able to impact the world.” To achieve this, our assessment methods and practices need to align with our vision. What might that look like? Read on to find out!

  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
Assessment Beyond the Test: How Assessment Shapes our Learners 

“Assessment is much more than collecting achievement data; it shapes the dispositions of our learners and influences their responsiveness going forward” (Erkens, Schimmer, & Vagle, 2017). This blog is part one of a two-part post presenting insight into assessment experiences at WIC. 

  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

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