“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

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

Friday Resource Review – Trello

Trello is a free whiteboardlike service that I’ve been using for a few months now. I use it to share resources with other teachers, co-ordinate the topics and questions for #saskedchat and outline my presentations. It has helped me with… Continue Reading

Resource Review – Pearltrees

Pearltrees is an online curation service that allows the user to store and share their own items, pictures, notes, writings and also collect and share items from the web.   Pearltrees, the place to organize all your interests, has gathered… Continue Reading

I Failed But It Was Worth It

  Failure is Important My run this morning wasn’t great. I laboured through it. My time was below my usual pace and I was struggling. I didn’t run as far as I usually run and my side hurt. It was… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Empower Educators

    Ever feel totally empowered? Like you could do anything? I know that when I feel this way, I sure can get a lot done, more than I thought was possible when I began. When I’m not empowered? I’m… Continue Reading

A Moment, Planned, of Sharing

Photo Credit: papernstitch via Compfight cc There seems to be a theme of late about skills for future success and how people organize themselves. Our own #saskedchat blogging challenge, which you can join and participate at any time, began with the question The topic for this week is Organization/Productivity… Continue Reading

Too Busy To Be Busy

Photo Credit: Raul P via Compfight cc   Like so many of us, I often had times as a teacher/administrator/parent when I was overwhelmed with being busy. I often let the events and schedule run me instead of taking ownership… Continue Reading