Can I Live a Good Life?

How to Live a Good Life – Soulful Stories, Surprising science, and Practical Wisdom is a book by Jonathan Fields that is filled with stories about people Jonathan interviewed about what they considered it meant to live a good life. In the introduction, Fields discusses where the experience of the book began. Fields explains that […]

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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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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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Take aways, Reminders and a Challenge

Dave Burgess – Teach Like a Pirate speaking at SMYA What’s the best part of a Conference? Last week I attended and spoke at the SMYA conference. Dave Burgess – Teach Like a Pirate – was the keynote for the two day event. I was asked to do an introductory session on Leadership for Change […]

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Using SM in the classroom – #saskedchat Sept.17

 We had another great #saskedchat. Our topic was Using Social Media in the classroom. Participants shared a number of great ideas for using Social Media in the classroom. Twitter was a common SM tool used by teachers for a variety of things from #myclasschat to sharing resources and ideas. Many teachers who use SM discussed the […]

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#saskedchat July 16th

Our topic for the July 16th #saskedchat was Connecting students with the world. Participants shared strategies, ideas and resource links as they discussed the importance of connecting events in the world with students in the classroom. There were some great ideas for engaging and empowering students to examine world events and situations in a meaningful […]

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Houston, I think we have a (disengagement) problem

It takes a great deal of hard work and support for people to venture forth and try new things. In my last post I discussed my own experiences with rejection in light of the work done by Jia Jiang and The 100 Days of Rejection. In his vlog, Jia post videos of his encounters with […]

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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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