I am so very pleased to announce that I have been accepted into an online Masters degree program in Early Childhood Education through the University of British Columbia! This is a part-time, cohort program, which means that for the next 2 and 1/2 years, I will be taking one or two classes at a time, […]
I have done a lot of thinking lately about innovation in education. What does that really mean? How can I model that? What does that really look like? I am inspired this morning by the book, “Future Driven,” by David Geurin. I have just barely started reading the book and already the same questions are… Continue reading Seek the Possibilities. Now!
Guest blog for GoPolluck ( <-Click for my post) with a shout out to Dave Burgess and the Snowball Effect. In this post I sketch out 4 tips my district has implemented to help our PLC grow buy in and build that positive culture we all want.
Though #IMMOOC season 4, sadly, is coming to an end, the challenge thrown out by this year’s authors, George Couros, Katie Martin, AJ Juliani, and John Spencer remain. We’ve delved into the books, discussed ideas through blogs and chats, and we’ve listened to the guests on the live events. The ball has been tossed into our courts, so what now?
While standing in line at PetSmart today, I noticed a reoccurring phenomenon. Dogs everywhere, walking with their owners, tugging at their leashes in a concerted effort to go an entirely different direction than intended. For the most part, each dog owner seemed unaware of the Slanted Dog Walk unfolding all over the store.
Our class recently received this brand new tri-fold mirror. The decision to add this piece to the light table was a good one, as it drew students to the centre today. The addition of this aesthetic element amps up the already beautiful colored blocks on the light table. I was bursting with excitement when students […]
(if you want to skim/skip the story and get into the meat and potatoes of why I wrote a tale about the history of colonization in Canada, scroll down) Once upon a time, there was a group of noble and peaceful people living in a vast and varied land. These people lived alone on their […]
As educators, we spend a lot of time telling each other, our students, and ourselves that failure is good. We learn from failing. We encourage students to keep at it, to not give up, to finish the effort. Some of us even model that sometimes, so that we can show students that risk taking is okay, necessary, and totally worth it. And then, we educators, look at a new idea, a way to empower our students, a system that get’s them in the driver’s seat of their own learning, and we back away slowly in fear…of failing…of failure.