And How Are You Today?

How often have you asked the question? What about “How are you doing?” or one similar? How often have you listened to the response? Really listened. In the hustle and bustle of the day, we’re all very busy and such… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… 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

Don’t Imitate – Innovate

It might be flattering to have someone imitate you. You might feel it’s necessary to imitate a mentor. But creativity and innovation rarely happen through imitation. It might start with what someone else is doing but creativity and innovation use… 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

Small Changes – getting big results – #saskedchat Aug.27

It was the Last Summer Chat Our last chat for the summer was AWESOME! Our topic was Small Change – Making Small Change for Big Results. We are all familiar with the idea that the only thing that stays the… Continue Reading

But I Can’t “Just Do It”!

How many times have you heard this? It’s sounds so simple – Just Do It! Change is happening all over the place. In fact, so many of us jump into change that is rather life altering — marriage, children, new jobs…. pretty… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading