“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

Physical Movement and Free Play in Learning – #saskedchat Feb 18th/16

Physical Movement  As educators, we often hear how important play is for children and adults. In Saskatchewan the InMotion Saskatchewan website is a great resource with links and suggestions for communities, schools, and families to get InMotion. Over and over… Continue Reading

Professional Learning Networks – #saskedchat February 11th, 2016

What is a Professional Learning Network?  – n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, online and facetoface. I’ve had a professional learning network before I knew that I had a PLN! Many of us have… Continue Reading

#saskedchat – January 21, 2016 – Homework!

  Our topic was Homework and it was a great discussion. Participants were very willing to discuss the many different aspects of homework and how they used homework in their own classrooms. Most participants agreed that the view of homework is… Continue Reading

Cross-Curricular Teaching – Feb. 4th #saskedchat

  Cross-Curricular Teaching As a teacher I began to use Inquiry-based learning in my grade 7 classroom early in my career. I was drawn to Inquiry because as a student, I had often found myself wanting more from learning and the learning… Continue Reading

Blogging as a Professional – Jan. 28th #saskedchat

Blogging as a professional. The January 28th #saskedchat explored Blogging as a Professional. Now, there has been a great deal written about the benefits of blogging and many connected professionals who do a great deal of blogging will attest to… Continue Reading

#saskedchat January 7th, 2016 – Goals: Setting & Strategies

Our first chat of 2016 focused on goals – setting them and strategies for following through. Many of us often make resolutions for the new year, hoping that this will be the year that we stick to them or at… Continue Reading

#saskedchat December 10th, 2015

The chat for December 10th focused on Life/Work Balance – Is It Possible? @FNGraham and @PrincipalSmart moderated a lively discussion as participants shared ideas and insights about trying to develop a balance. Over the years I’ve often struggled with balance,… Continue Reading

#saskedchat December 3rd, 2015

Tonight our topic for #saskedchat is Student/Teacher Organizational Routines & Tools. We’ll be discussing some different techniques and strategies that teacher can use to help them organize and establish routines for themselves and their students. Here are the questions we’ll… Continue Reading