Category: Learning & Teaching

Happy New (School) Year!

I wrote this a couple of years ago but as another school year begins or – depending on where you live – as tyou enter the second, third or fourth week of school – I thought I’d republish my Happy New (School) Year post.  I wish you all a wonderful year as teachers, students, administrators, …

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On being a Guru

Last night I became a DEN Guru along with Dennis Grice (@dgrice), Dave Tchozewski (@daveski61), Dacia Jones (@dacia92) and Sandi Dennis(@sandidennis)! These people are all amazing educators who I met at DENSI 2013 and I’m honoured to be among them and the other 20 DEN Gurus from previous years. But, what does it mean to be a Guru? The …

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Presenting as a Learning Opportunity

Every day should be a learning day, right?  Of course, but sometimes the learning happens when you don’t really expect it! I’ve recently applied to become a DEN Guru. Part of the process is an online presentation. To be honest, I didn’t expect to make it to the list of finalists, but I did and …

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Response: to Frostededucation.com blog March 15, 2014

The following is my response to Another Committee About Education Without Teachers? Go Figure. at Frostededucation.com – March 15, 2014.  I posted this response as a comment to the original article. In his post, Mr Frost discusses the recent history of committees and studies that have looked at issues related to Education in Nova Scotia.  He points …

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Students need to know it’s OK to “fail”

  This graphic comes from SHOUT : A Safer South Africa‘s Facebook page.  At least that was where it was linked to when I came across it.  If it has other origins, please let me know and I’ll gladly credit the source. My comment on this image on FaceBook was something like: “This graphic illustrates one …

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