Making Progress

Simplicity, clarity, and a focus on what is essential are the foundation to continual growth & development. Lift others & listen closely. Make progress through letting go of what is unnecessary. Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday

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A New Direction

“It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.” – Paul Cezanne. Our first instinct is to rush to do something but it draws energy better used to discern what new direction is needed. Every day is PD day. #myPDtoay

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The Dissonance of Change

We are experiencing dissonance in our lives. Taking time now to adjust & make changes will help us be prepared for the future to be ready to make changes to grow & develop. Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday The past few days have been a bit rough for me. I’m experiencing dissonance in my […]

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Focus on the People

In a world that promotes & celebrates hustle & those who aren’t moving forward as losing, taking time right now to slow down, pause and simplify, clarify & focus on the people you serve is essential to future success. Every day is PD day. #myPDtoday

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It’s the Small Things

With so much happening around us it is easy to miss the small events that make a difference. It’s important to regularly pause to see how small events can help us grow & develop in new ways. Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday

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#saskedchat December 6, 2018

The December 6th #saskedchat exploration was focused on Re-Imagining Education – where do we go from here? This topic was suggested by @lannysaretsky a teacher from Wadena and is very timely given the ongoing consultations that are taking place in the province of Saskatchewan. The ReImagine Education initiative is one that is focused on reshaping […]

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Finding Your Pace

Running and Pacing I’ve been training for an upcoming 1/2 marathon for awhile. Now, in order to do this, I’ve had to make a few changes to my lifestyle.  I have adopted an early morning routine. That change, in itself, has been the subject of a number of books and podcasts. However, all the changes don’t […]

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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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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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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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