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 in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. This is a great book for exploring how […]

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Summer Blogging Exposé

Summer Blogging Exposé Starry nights. Fires with marshmallows. Day at the beach. Sandcastles. Ice cream. Country drives. Backyard BBQs with friends & family Family vacations. So many things take place during those long summer days – memories made for families – watermelon, lemonade, sunrises and sunsets. A time to slow down and, as a teacher, […]

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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 of Change This summer has brought about a number of changes for many people I […]

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#saskedchat Summer Blogging Challenge

image by Amielle Christopherson Summer Challenge Most people like a good challenge, something that pushes them to reach beyond where they are at the moment, to reach a new level or develop a new skill. This summer a number of people from #saskedchat have indicated that they are interested in taking on a blogging challenge […]

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Go Ahead – Try it On!

Trying Things On I have a confession. I like to go shopping. Yeah, it’s a bit weird but I like to wander around stores and look at what’s new.  I use to enjoy going shopping with my girls when they were younger (and would let me go along!)  Now, my boys and I sometimes just […]

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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. And the puddle is very large. And we aren’t wearing rubber boots. But, if you’re […]

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Blogging as a Professional – Jan. 28th #saskedchat

Blogging as a professional. The January 28th #saskedchat explored Blogging as a Professional. Now, there has been a great deal written about the benefits of blogging and many connected professionals who do a great deal of blogging will attest to the benefits. Teachers who have a classroom blog discuss the many benefits to the process […]

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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 creating a workflow for each of these plus organize ideas for papers and classroom presentations. […]

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It isn’t This or That

Last year I began working on a PhD full time. It meant leaving my family and living apart for a period of time. Almost every night I would join them via Skype or Facetime to talk and hear about their day. My wife, a teacher, would tell me about her day or interesting things going […]

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Classroom Design – #saskedchat August 13th, 2015

Our chat this week was focused on Classroom Design. Participants shared their ideas and insights about creating a learning environment which includes students’ input and adapts to students’ needs. Participants shared great resources and their experiences of making changes to the classroom that included getting rid of the teacher’s desk, adding standing desks, couches and […]

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