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 November 19, 2015

We had a busy afternoon and evening at #saskedchat. First, we hosted a Special Edition #ecs301 for students of the ECS301 course at the University of Regina. Katia Hildebrandt their professor arranged to have the whole class join #saskedchat as… Continue Reading

9 Ways to Use Portfolios with Students

  A Show Case of Learning As a teacher, I began having students create portfolios as a way to show what they were doing in class. The first portfolios were Show Case portfolios in which students would included their best… 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

I Was Tired too…

I walked into our house the other day to a small ruckus. Seems that there was an undetermined issue causing three of our boys some problems. As a father of 8 children, this isn’t necessarily unusual. Neither was hearing these… Continue Reading

#saskedchat – June 25th, 2015

  Our topic for the chat was Fieldtrips and learning outside the classroom. It was a great chat and there were great ideas, suggestions and resources included during the chat. Make sure you check out the archive.     [View… Continue Reading

It’s in the Attitude

Photo credit — matt hutchinson creative commons.org For years I was a painter — I put myself through university and spent a few years afterward running my own company painting houses and commercial properties. At one point, the company had 20 summer students and… Continue Reading

Breaking Free

Despite the massive amount of changes taking place in society, schools continue to resist. However a small number break free of the traditional classrooms, halls and desks to embrace different designs that permit students to engage and embrace learning and… Continue Reading

EC&I 831 – Final Summary Reflection

Photo Credit: sdobie via Compfight cc The final summary for EC&I831 was a great way to spend some time to reflect on the learning from the past few months and then look forward just a bit. In the Rearview Mirror… Continue Reading