So, my entrance into social media as an educator in 2016 has sucked me into the whirlwind of letting go of those pesky New Year’s resolutions in favor of that one adoring word that can guide us through the upcoming year. That word can be a light that shines down on all that we do, illuminating areas in our lives and the day to day grind that are applicable. My first tentative #OneWord was born that January, 2016.

4 Ways to Sneak in SEL at Every Grade Level: Part 4

Sure. I know what you’re thinking. Why in the world would Laura waste an entire blog post to talk about water. Drinking water is good for us. Everybody knows that. I know, but bear with me. I have included this in my SEL series because despite how easy and simple it is, drinking water might be the most important.

#saskedchat -Dec 20th, 2018

This week #saskedchat had a special Holiday Edition. The chat focused on sharing, caring, giving and goodwill towards others. The participants shared some great ideas and insights as we explored the following questions during the chat: As always, there…


We weren’t born to follow Deep Breaths: It’s no secret that deep breathing is nature’s best anti-stress medicine. It has stood the test of time as an old wives tale, primarily because there is some very powerful science behind why it is effective. One analogy used by Matthew MacKinnon MD in Psychology Today, describes it … Continue reading 4 WAYS TO SNEAK IN SEL AT EVERY GRADE LEVEL: PART 3 DEEP BREATHS

#saskedchat December 6/18

The December 6th #saskedchat exploration was focused on Re-Imagining Education – where do we go from here? This topic was suggested by @lannysaretsky a teacher from Wadena and is very timely given the ongoing consultations that are taking place i…

#saskedchat November 29th

On the November 29th edition of #saskedchat @bickd joined us as a guest moderator. Dawn has been a guest moderator a number of times and always does such an amazing job. She always has a great variety of questions that explore the topic of exploration …