Let’s Try Re-Framing

The First Follower This is one of my favourite videos about leadership and being willing to take risks. Early in my career as a teacher, and then as an administrator, I often was so focused on my own agenda that I often missed out on helping others who were more talented that I was as particular […]

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Time to pick

Time Away I’ve been away from blogging and writing for a while now and, really,  it was only sporadic before that. I’ve been spending time reading and working through some ideas and thoughts about education and learning. I’ve attended a few #edcamps and helped to organize a successful #saskedcamp with about 50 people participating in 4 morning sessions. We had […]

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First Contact – School Contact

Youtube – First Contact  First Contact – in Star Trek, this is a crucial moment for the human race – devastated by the WWIII, earth is in a state where it’s survival is uncertain and First Contact is important. Chaos and disorder are plaguing the inhabitants left on earth. The unlikely hero wants no part […]

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Everywhere Citizenship

Terry Johanson’s post The Ocean and the Tide has me thinking about the whole idea of being “online” and what it means to be a citizen online and if it is really any different from being a citizen anywhere else. When I visit another country, I have to be aware of the expectations, rights and responsibilities […]

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Why don’t you connect?

Exercise. Physical activity. Working out. Whatever name you give to this aspect of our lives, it’s important. I just started back into an exercise routine. I hate it. I’m sore. I’m out of shape, again. I can’t do what I was doing only a few short months ago. Well, maybe more than a few months. […]

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Free Falling

  What to do next? The past few weeks have been somewhat of a blur. Not the “I’m so busy I can’t remember” type of blur. Instead, they’ve been a blur because I’ve been trying to figure out exactly which path to take next. How to Explain This? Like a few other administrators that I […]

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All Voices Matter

Over the past three or four years, I’ve wondered if my voice in education really matters. As a principal, my voice has impact within the building where I am and it has impact, to some extent, in the school community where I am. But, really, does it matter? Since I began my career as a […]

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Rethinking Homework

Rethinking Homework by Cathy Vatterott discusses the place homework has in school life. She explores the beliefs behind homework and then looks at strategies for assisting students with completing homework. I especially found the first portion of the book very helpful. The discussion about the beliefs about homework (p10-24) provided some good information that I […]

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Looking for a Place

This post is coming from that feeling one sometimes gets when one knows that something just has to happen. It’s all kind of names – guiding voice, spirit, … – something I’ve been listening more go lately because, really, following my head hasn’t really been working all that well. It is a bit rambling – […]

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What’s your message?

What’s the message? Crossposted at EdAdministrators2.0 The past two and a half years have been difficult as a school leader. We have moved two schools – a K-6 and a 7-12 – into a new building. As we started this process we did a number of team building activities and had staff meetings together. The […]

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