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

Habit Forming

Habit Forming For the past few months I’ve been reading and doing research about habits and making changes at the individual, family and work levels. This has included reading The Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do… Continue Reading

Change – #saskedchat – Week 3 Blogging Challenge

  How Do You View Change? Change is constant. Change is inevitable. Change can be positive or it can be negative. Change can be hard to describe and its effects can be even harder to put into words. A Summer… 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

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