“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.… Continue Reading

Physical Movement and Free Play in Learning – #saskedchat Feb 18th/16

Physical Movement  As educators, we often hear how important play is for children and adults. In Saskatchewan the InMotion Saskatchewan website is a great resource with links and suggestions for communities, schools, and families to get InMotion. Over and over… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Resource Review – Pearltrees

Pearltrees is an online curation service that allows the user to store and share their own items, pictures, notes, writings and also collect and share items from the web.   Pearltrees, the place to organize all your interests, has gathered… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Don’t Imitate – Innovate

It might be flattering to have someone imitate you. You might feel it’s necessary to imitate a mentor. But creativity and innovation rarely happen through imitation. It might start with what someone else is doing but creativity and innovation use… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Classroom Design – #saskedchat August 13th, 2015

Our chat this week was focused on Classroom Design. Participants shared their ideas and insights about creating a learning environment which includes students’ input and adapts to students’ needs. Participants shared great resources and their experiences of making changes to… Continue Reading