The Human Side of School

In a recent Switch and Shift article How Technology is Challenging the Human Side of Business, Pam Ross discusses her role in helping leaders bridge the technology/human  relationship gap. The thing is, technology impacts our workplaces and our culture like never before. To the same degree, it also provides ways to better connect, communicate and […]

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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 a great run. Huh? How can that be? It was great because I ran. It […]

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How do you connect to the world?

Current World Events That was a title on a board that has been in a few rooms when I’ve taught Social Studies. The idea is that students need to connect with what is happening in the world. Sounds simple. Not really. With the different worldview students bring to the classroom, world events can be a somewhat […]

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Talk about the Learning….not the grading

Toss the grades. Get rid of grades. Learners don’t need grades. Throw out grades. Over the past few weeks these statements have flittered across my twitter feed. Many teachers I know are shifting and changing how assessment is done in their classroom. Many teachers I have worked with have already made this shift and are moving […]

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#saskedchat July 16th

Our topic for the July 16th #saskedchat was Connecting students with the world. Participants shared strategies, ideas and resource links as they discussed the importance of connecting events in the world with students in the classroom. There were some great ideas for engaging and empowering students to examine world events and situations in a meaningful […]

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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 three statements during the ruckus –  “It wasn’t me” “It wasn’t my fault” “I don’t […]

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#saskedchat July 2, 2015

Our chat tonight focused on ways that teachers can change the world around them. It was about thinking of Big Ideas, of overcoming the things that are holding us back from taking steps and moving forward. The conversation was co-moderated by Jay Wilson and Rick Schweir and was attended by the participants at ETAD Studio […]

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#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 the story “#saskedchat – June 25th, 2015” on Storify]

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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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Living in the midst of tomorrow – today

photo credit – malaysianminilover It’s Already Happened In a post on edtechdigest, Cat McManus states in the column Living in a Digital World We Don’t Understand The digital revolution has already happened, and at every level, students demand—and their future success requires—that their educational experiences reflect the world they already live in: a largely digital world. This […]

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