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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

“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

What’s “IT” about?

That smiling little girl above is my 4th daughter. At the time of this picture she had just begun to speak words that people could understand. For most of her life she has worked to overcome a severe speech impediment… Continue Reading

And this is why…..

I’ve seen this a few time over the past week or so. I realize that we’re two decades or more into the technology integration phase in education. I know that we need to integrate technology and that, by now, this… Continue Reading

It’s in the Attitude

Photo credit — matt hutchinson creative commons.org For years I was a painter — I put myself through university and spent a few years afterward running my own company painting houses and commercial properties. At one point, the company had 20 summer students and… Continue Reading

A Moment, Planned, of Sharing

Photo Credit: papernstitch via Compfight cc There seems to be a theme of late about skills for future success and how people organize themselves. Our own #saskedchat blogging challenge, which you can join and participate at any time, began with the question The topic for this week is Organization/Productivity… Continue Reading