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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#saskedchat Blogging Challenge – Week 2

Week 2 of the #saskedchat Summer Blogging Challenge Our topic this week is Supporting. Tribe, a post by Jana Scott Lindsay, has me pondering how do we support ourselves and, just as importantly, be part of a support system for others. Jana starts her post off with a great quote from Seth Godin – go check it […]

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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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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 10th, 2015

The chat for December 10th focused on Life/Work Balance – Is It Possible? @FNGraham and @PrincipalSmart moderated a lively discussion as participants shared ideas and insights about trying to develop a balance. Over the years I’ve often struggled with balance, as many participants also mentioned. Too often I was looking for balance without taking a […]

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#saskedchat November 19, 2015

We had a busy afternoon and evening at #saskedchat. First, we hosted a Special Edition #ecs301 for students of the ECS301 course at the University of Regina. Katia Hildebrandt their professor arranged to have the whole class join #saskedchat as we discussed Supporting New Teachers. It was a great chat with teachers and Ed Students […]

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You Know Enough – Just Start

Starting….. It’s hard. It requires taking that first step. Of following it with another. Of having to get back up if you fall down. Learning to walk is tough but small children soon learn all the complex steps in taking one step, then another, then another… then they’re running. Getting started on making change or […]

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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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Listening in the midst of Living

  Recently I was in a staffroom at a school where I was subbing. Someone mentioned having to spend the evening in the rink for hockey – it was going to be a long season!  A younger teacher, who had recently returned from maternity, remarked that before she had children, her youngest is one, she […]

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