No, We Don’t Want You

Rejection. It’s a hard to accept. According to Jia Jiang and his work on rejection,  it touches us deep inside and causes pain that is equivalent to being struck, like a slap in the face.  Most of us get the advice to make a plan for our success. 1 year, 3 year, 5 year, 10 year. Each year […]

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.#CanWestchat – June 20th, 2015

#CanWestchat Trends It was another great #CanWestchat. Today we were discussing Ways to Engage all Learners. The chat brings together participants and moderators from #mbedchat, #saskedchat & #abedchat. This morning we were reminded how even when we think we have communicated clearly there is still miscommunication! Our moderator group found out how time zone navigation […]

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Collaboration – EdcampPBS Style

  Prelude to a post  This past weekend I spent Saturday morning at #edcampPBS organized by teachers from a few different schools and school divisions around the city of Regina. Over the past few weeks we have been collaborating to organize the event which was held at Pilot Butte School. I’ve been to a few other […]

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#saskedchat – Feb 5th, 2015

What an awesome chat last night! Our topic was teaching with Essential Questions and what a chat it was! There were some great discussions, most of which flew by as the participants were engaged and eagerly sharing! I gave tchat.io a try tonight and it works well to pause the chat to be able to read […]

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#saskedchat – Connected Ed Edition

  Welcome back. I’ve been off for a bit as I was writing papers and finishing my final summary for my EC&I 831 course but now those are finished and I’m getting back into the routines of podcasting and blogging. This podcast is a special one in that I am again trying some new stuff! […]

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First Contact – School Contact

Youtube – First Contact  First Contact – in Star Trek, this is a crucial moment for the human race – devastated by the WWIII, earth is in a state where it’s survival is uncertain and First Contact is important. Chaos and disorder are plaguing the inhabitants left on earth. The unlikely hero wants no part […]

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Get the Hammer I have a Nut

Photo Credit: Billy Wilson Photography via Compfight cc The discussion tonight by Alan Levine – cogdog – was awesome. I have always enjoyed reading Alan’s work and find his insights into learning often challenge me to think deeply about different topics and examine more closely my own assumptions and point of view. Alan was discussing […]

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Learning Leaders – Episode 1

  Here is a link to the first episode of Learning Leaders. In this episode I work through getting use to the microphone and following a script of what I want to say. I found it very helpful for this first episode to that the script so even though it does sound a bit “stiff” […]

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Helping others to help themselves

Years back, my wife use to hate when she had a technology problem or couldn’t remember how to do something. In fact, when we (read I) first bought our imac, she wasn’t very happy with the whole thing because everything was “backwards” and she couldn’t find anything. She would avoid asking me to show how […]

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