It’s in the Details

We do get bogged down by obstacles. They grab our attention. We spend time pondering how they got there. We even spend energy being angry about them. None of this is helpful. We have to look for the openings, choose well, and find our way around them.  Rob Hatch How often do you hear someone wishing they […]

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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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“That’s why we hired you”

A few years back, my daughters were given the responsibility of running the local swimming pool for the summer. They were hired by the local pool board and given the responsibility of getting the pool ready for the upcoming year. There was a manual and a someone who worked on maintaining the mechanical aspects of […]

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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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Professional Learning Networks – #saskedchat February 11th, 2016

What is a Professional Learning Network?  – n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, online and facetoface. I’ve had a professional learning network before I knew that I had a PLN! Many of us have been networking and connecting with others far before the internet and social media made it […]

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#saskedchat – January 21, 2016 – Homework!

  Our topic was Homework and it was a great discussion. Participants were very willing to discuss the many different aspects of homework and how they used homework in their own classrooms. Most participants agreed that the view of homework is evolving. Sometimes communicating this change to parents isn’t easy. There is still a sense that […]

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Cross-Curricular Teaching – Feb. 4th #saskedchat

  Cross-Curricular Teaching As a teacher I began to use Inquiry-based learning in my grade 7 classroom early in my career. I was drawn to Inquiry because as a student, I had often found myself wanting more from learning and the learning situation. Inquiry-based Learning provided an opportunity for students to explore and delve into topics at […]

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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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#saskedchat December 3rd, 2015

Tonight our topic for #saskedchat is Student/Teacher Organizational Routines & Tools. We’ll be discussing some different techniques and strategies that teacher can use to help them organize and establish routines for themselves and their students. Here are the questions we’ll be discussing tonight during the chat. Hope to see you there!   Our chat was […]

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