The Lure of the Listicle

When I began teaching, I struggled most with planning. And classroom management. And organization. Maybe time management. I was often stressed and tired, spending hours planning only to have most of the plans end up being replanned. The process would… Continue Reading

Can I Live a Good Life?

How to Live a Good Life – Soulful Stories, Surprising science, and Practical Wisdom is a book by Jonathan Fields that is filled with stories about people Jonathan interviewed about what they considered it meant to live a good life.… Continue Reading

Rebuilding Habits

Developing habits are easy, much easier to develop than change.  It takes persistence and work to make changes, especially if the habit is years/decades in the making. Charles Duhigg examines how even knowing how habits are formed doesn’t mean that… Continue Reading

It’s Okay to Share Your Work

It’s tempting to sit in the corner and then, voila, to amaze us all with your perfect answer. But of course, that’s not what ever works. Seth Godin The other day I gave a presentation in an undergraduate class about using… Continue Reading

Go Ahead – Try it On!

Trying Things On I have a confession. I like to go shopping. Yeah, it’s a bit weird but I like to wander around stores and look at what’s new.  I use to enjoy going shopping with my girls when they… Continue Reading

Student Engagement – #saskedchat – March 10th, 2016 –

  Another Edu-Awesome #saskedchat! Our topic was Student Engagement and our guest moderator Jade Ballek (@jadeballek) a principal in the Sun West School Division at Kenaston Distance Education Learning Centre. We had over 40 participants take part in the chat.… Continue Reading

It’s in the Details

We do get bogged down by obstacles. They grab our attention. We spend time pondering how they got there. We even spend energy being angry about them. None of this is helpful. We have to look for the openings, choose well, and… Continue Reading

Finding Your Pace

Running and Pacing I’ve been training for an upcoming 1/2 marathon for awhile. Now, in order to do this, I’ve had to make a few changes to my lifestyle.  I have adopted an early morning routine. That change, in itself, has… Continue Reading

“That’s why we hired you”

A few years back, my daughters were given the responsibility of running the local swimming pool for the summer. They were hired by the local pool board and given the responsibility of getting the pool ready for the upcoming year.… Continue Reading

Learning to Leap

Almost Taking a Leap Some leaps, like across a puddle or over an object on the floor, aren’t that big. We do them without even thinking. They don’t scare us and we don’t really think about them. Unless we’re 6.… Continue Reading