One thing I’ve learned as I work with schools across the country is that there are a lot of different . . . Read more
Last week, I had a great lesson planned. I was going to have students design their own reference pages in French, using Slides on Google Classroom. I had everything set up, including a template and examples. Using tech had never been an issue as the class shared a computer cart with the class next door, … Continue reading Making the Worst Situation Amazing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/darrentunnicliff/4232232092/sizes/lWhat is hope?It is my beacon in the storm.A comfort when I walk a path of uncertainty.Keeps that nagging self-doubt at bay.The roots that keep me grounded to the core.I can’t live my best…
The constant struggle faced by many school districts regarding professional development generally leads to a discussion of how to bring teachers the professional development they need, tailored specifically for each of them. It’s quite the tug-o-war. All District PD days generally lead to frustration by staff because their individual needs are not met, they are not given time for processing and reflecting on what was presented, and there’s certainly no time for applying what was learned if by the smallest chance it did actually fill a need for some teachers.
In my classroom, I have a very special student who I will call Caroline. She is special because each day she spreads a light that burns brightly in our classroom. As I stand at the door each morning to greet my students, Caroline comes into our class w…
It’s a beautiful noise And it’s a sound that I love And it makes me feel good —Neil Diamond I’ve . . . Read more
On Saturday October 24th 2017, I got up super early, came to the University of Regina where I joined 400 other educators, university students, and professors to learn about the importance of Treaty Education and integrating it into our teachings. I had two roles throughout the day; the first was as a session leader, and … Continue reading Reflections of Treaty Ed Camp 3.0 →
While I’m a big proponent for thinking OUTSIDE the box, I nearly always use the results of that thinking to innovate WITHIN the box where I currently reside (a few times to get out of the box), whether that be personally or professionally. My brain does not work like other peoples, a fact of which I’m well aware (and my mother did not have me tested), but there are some things everyone can do to think a bit out of the box and then apply it TO and WITHIN your own box (and learn about prepositions as a side bonus).