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

#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,… Continue Reading

#saskedchat December 3rd, 2015

Tonight our topic for #saskedchat is Student/Teacher Organizational Routines & Tools. We’ll be discussing some different techniques and strategies that teacher can use to help them organize and establish routines for themselves and their students. Here are the questions we’ll… Continue Reading

#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… Continue Reading

Small Changes – getting big results – #saskedchat Aug.27

It was the Last Summer Chat Our last chat for the summer was AWESOME! Our topic was Small Change – Making Small Change for Big Results. We are all familiar with the idea that the only thing that stays the… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

8 Things Teachers Should Do This Summer

Photo Credit: think be inspired via Compfight cc It’s that time of year when people offer ideas and advice about what teachers should do over the summer months. Many of them involve reading educational books, taking in conferences, blogging and… 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

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