Monthly Archives: July 2013

Summer of learning: Innovation secrets of Steve Jobs

My ‘summer of learning’ book tour brought me into a book by Carmine Gallo – the innovation secrets of Steve Jobs. As one of my foci this year has been on creativity, and another is on introducing technology to my … Continue reading

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Summer of learning: teaching dangerously

I had a great read of Gerver Tulleys “Beware Dangerism” and had some good takeaways both as an educator and as a parent. The first was the ‘battery test’. Both my wife and I can remember ‘testing’ the 9 volt … Continue reading

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Summer of learning: ShortCourse day 5

Day 5 came to a close with great enthusiasm and an awareness of how preconceived notions change: When the group of new principals and vice principals arrived, many of the facillitators were in agreement that this years participants were a … Continue reading

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Summer of learning: ShortCourse day 4: legal day

Always a difficult day at ShortCourse because of the depth of information that is possible to discuss around school law. I think that the best advice was around communication. An education leader cannot be totally insulated when dealing with sensitive … Continue reading

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Summer of learning: ShortCourse day 3

The morning started with an interesting comment on the radio from espn’s Colin Cowherd. He was talking about ‘personalities’ (actors athletes writers etc) essentially either being on multiple platforms or being dinosaurs. Those that don’t adapt and/or work with change … Continue reading

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Summer of learning – ShortCourse day 2 – inquiry & engagement

Great presentation by Norm Bradley who represented SD23 very well, but much of my mind is spinning on two other presentations from today’s busy day (might be another post on the relationship piece later…;-) Inquiry – a great presentation by … Continue reading

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Summer of learning: ShortCourse Giddy up!

After weeks of anticipation the 36th BCPVPA/UBC ShortCourse got started today. This year I a here as a facilitator – although all of us agree that as ‘facilitators’ we are doing more modelling of life-long learns than anything else. I … Continue reading

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