Invest you Time

It is not enough to manage how we spend time each day but how we invest our time that helps us to simplify, clarify, & focus on what is essential for today & the future. 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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The Lure of the Listicle

When I began teaching, I struggled most with planning. And classroom management. And organization. Maybe time management. I was often stressed and tired, spending hours planning only to have most of the plans end up being replanned. The process would start all over again. Neverending it seemed. Oh, then there was correcting. On weekends. Usually […]

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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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Sharing – #saskedchat – Week 4 Summer Blogging Challenge

Sharing As parents, one thing that we have tried to impress upon on children is the importance of sharing, whether it is with siblings, friends, or other people, we have tried to help our children understand the importance of sharing while at the same time helping them to understand that they must be careful with […]

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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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It’s Okay to Share Your Work

It’s tempting to sit in the corner and then, voila, to amaze us all with your perfect answer. But of course, that’s not what ever works. Seth Godin The other day I gave a presentation in an undergraduate class about using social media in teaching. During the discussion, I was asked if students should continue to […]

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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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Student Engagement – #saskedchat – March 10th, 2016 –

  Another Edu-Awesome #saskedchat! Our topic was Student Engagement and our guest moderator Jade Ballek (@jadeballek) a principal in the Sun West School Division at Kenaston Distance Education Learning Centre. We had over 40 participants take part in the chat. For some, this was their first experience joining a chat which can be a bit […]

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