About

My name is Ve Anusic, and welcome to my blog!

I’m currently a mathematics department head at Castlebrooke Secondary School in Peel District School Board.

I am passionate about all things education, but most importantly I love to make students think.  Whether its about technology, mathematics, leadership or any other topic that may come our way, I love to see student thinking.

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I really think that the Curriculum we have is just a window through which we need to get students to think.  For example, a student won’t really have to factor an expression after they finish high-school mathematics.  So why make factoring the focus?  Why not make the focus either asking them to come up with the factoring method through investigating some patterns, or asking them to explain how factoring works and argue for the best way to factor.  These are skills they’ll have to use regardless of the topic.  I’ll share many of my lessons on this blog, along with reflections on what worked and what didn’t.

For the past few years, I’ve focus on flipping my classroom, and you can see some of my reflections on my flipping blog.  If you’re looking for some resources for flipping math lessons, please feel free to my YouTube channel.

On a personal note, I love to travel.  I’ve been to many places, and can’t wait to go to many more.  One of my favourite trips so far has been the Camino de Santiago in Spain, where I hiked almost 800km in 31 days.  I saw a lot of cool things and met a lot of awesome people, and can’t wait to retrace my steps at some point later in life. These are just a couple of snapshots which demonstrate why I loved the trip so much.

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More recently I’ve taken some more relaxed vacations, including the beautiful island of Milos in Greece.  Tsigrado beach was a highlight; you had to rappel down a 40 foot rope and then a 30 foot ladder in order to get down 🙂

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In my spare time, I enjoy playing sports while I still can, including some contact football, but I think that’ll probably end soon…

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I hope you enjoy the blog.  Please come back and comment from time to time, as I’m really looking to explore student learning and how to engage thinking.

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