Monthly Archives: November 2013

Day 61 (of 184) awkward moments: homework

Day 61 (of 184) Awkward moments: homework Recently a staff member asked if I could chat to a few of her students about the importance of homework. I had to politely decline. I did agree I could talk with them … Continue reading

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Day 60 (of 184) EdcampSAS: twitter

Day 60 (of 184) EdcampSAS: twitter Today we did some learning via an edcamp Lite. We kicked off the first one (and of the 30+ of us [when I started my notes for this blog we had just under 20], … Continue reading

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Day 59 (of 184) ongoing #geniushour

Day 59 (of 184) ongoing #geniushour It’s an interesting opportunity to be working with two classes at two stages of genius hour. And specifically how the dynamics influence each other. In one class an individual who loves minecraft has infected … Continue reading

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Day 58 (of 184) tools vs toys

Day 58 (of 184) tools vs toys Today we did some building of ‘a common language’ in one of our classrooms today. For years educators within learning communities would spend time building ‘common languages’ or familiar words, that could be … Continue reading

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Day 57 (of 184) shifting from report cards to communicating student learning

Day 57 (of 184) shifting from report cards to communicating student learning 7 years ago I turned in a sample report card to my principal that I knew he would like, but not sign off on. I was right on … Continue reading

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Day 56 (of 184) what’s important at a conference

Day 56 (of 184) conference reinforcement At the start of a 60 hour whirlwind of conferencing and workshops with bcssa and bcpvpa one thing became clear. Or rather, a reinforcement was made crystal clear. The #1 teaching/behaviour/etc etc etc trick … Continue reading

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Day 55 (of 184) tech temptations

Day 55 (of 184) temptations Today was a day of teasing. Our school finally (after being first on the list but ending up almost last due to some ‘unforeseen plant issues’) got wifi installed. Which would be great… Except…. Now … Continue reading

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