It’s about being Curious

Ever watch a small child with something they have picked up? How they study it and become fascinated by what they are looking at? Or how they will watch insects just crawl around? If you’ve done this, then you know… Continue Reading

#saskedchat July 2, 2015

Our chat tonight focused on ways that teachers can change the world around them. It was about thinking of Big Ideas, of overcoming the things that are holding us back from taking steps and moving forward. The conversation was co-moderated… Continue Reading

#saskedchat – June 25th, 2015

  Our topic for the chat was Fieldtrips and learning outside the classroom. It was a great chat and there were great ideas, suggestions and resources included during the chat. Make sure you check out the archive.     [View… Continue Reading

Time to pick

Time Away I’ve been away from blogging and writing for a while now and, really,  it was only sporadic before that. I’ve been spending time reading and working through some ideas and thoughts about education and learning. I’ve attended a few #edcamps and helped… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

#saskedchat – Feb 19, 2015

Topic – Professionalism – teacher well being We had a great chat tonight with a number of new participants. Our focus was to discuss well being and ways that we, as professionals, can support ourselves and each other to be… 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

Untethering Imagination

Photo Credit: determinatum via Compfight cc This week I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity, imagination, and creative thinking. Part of the reason is that I’m working through the exercises in Claudia Azula Altucher’s Become an Idea Machine – and Todd Henry’s Accidental Creative trying to exercise my… Continue Reading

Breaking Free

Despite the massive amount of changes taking place in society, schools continue to resist. However a small number break free of the traditional classrooms, halls and desks to embrace different designs that permit students to engage and embrace learning and… Continue Reading

#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… Continue Reading