Author Archive | Luiz Mello

Grade 12 ESS “goes to” South Africa this Friday

Thanks to Skype in the Classroom, our grade 12 ESS students will meet Princess, one of the penguins rescued by the South African Foundation for the Conservancy of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). We will also chat with a marine biologist involved in the conservation efforts in Cape Town and the impact of plastic pollution in the ocean as part of our study of pollution management. If you’d like to stop by and listen in, feel free to stop by. Our Skype call begins 2:15pm (room D204). If you’d like more info on virtual field trips like this for any grade level, feel free to contact me (, room D204).

DP Biology/ESS Field Trip Oct 27-28

DP Teachers,

The ESS/Biology field trip has been rescheduled and will now take place on October 27th and 28th.

The following students will be absent on those days:

Erika F
Jung Min, C
Kyana G
Jaren J
Won Hee L
Elissa M
Noor O
Jannik S
Maristella W
Diana A
Brydie D
Elena K
Jisoo K
Tara M
Anna (Emma) S
Kirsty C
Jia Shu (Michelle) L
Solange M
William W

Thank you for your support.


Game Mechanics in your Classroom


As I mentioned at the briefing yesterday, I’m beginning to explore the use of game mechanics in a classroom setting. This is not the same thing as playing (video) games in class. Rather, it’s┬ásimilar to transforming the classroom culture into a role-playing game. If you’re curious, here’s a video of Classcraft:┬áthe platform that makes this concept easier to implement.

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