Monthly Archives: April 2014

Day 146 (of 184) fallacy of teaching & reporting

Day 146 (of 184) fallacy of teaching & reporting My journey to embracing eportfolios and backing off of report cards has been decades in the making. My sister and I were born 2 years + one day apart. Winter babies. … Continue reading

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Day 145 (of 184) TARDIS inspired in part by #drwho

Day 145 (of 184) TARDIS Yes, I am a Dr. Who fan – the show inspired me to transform my math sessions (I am a teaching principal 2x a week with a G4/5 class) into a “Recreational Math” class after … Continue reading

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Day 144 (of 184) future focus

Day 144 (of 184) future focus “No matter what we are doing or what decision we are making, the Dalai Lama suggests these self-queries for checking our motivation: Is it just for me, or for others? For the benefit of … Continue reading

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Day 143 (of 184) the miracle of life; aka our school the farm

Day 143 (of 184) the miracle of life; aka our school the farm Throw away the lesson plans and day plan. Our kindergarten class hosted the most disruptive disruptor today. Ironically on ‘Go to the Farm Day’, their incubator with … Continue reading

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Day 142 (of 184) technologization: more than an electronic device

Day 142 (of 184) technologization: more than an electronic device Today our class was visited by a librarian from another school to explore a little about what we have been doing with iPads. For nearly a decade I have been … Continue reading

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Day 141 (of 184) Professional Boundaries

Day 141 (of 184) Professional Boundaries… Today at a professional development day we talked about ‘boundaries’ – specifically between teachers and students. I really like how the presenter phrased his introduction: “Are you doing something because you need it, or … Continue reading

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Day 140 (of 184) physical literacy via @basketballbc

Day 140 (of 184) physical literacy via @basketballbc As school ended for Easter long weekend – an emphasis on sports took over via a variety of @basketballbc events which connected to our school goals: First was a zone team practice … Continue reading

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Day 139 (of 184) skills to strategies

Day 139 (of 184) skills to strategies From mad minutes to multiple strategies -it’s a significant shift (and exciting time) in education. Moving from ‘one’ way to solve a problem to collaborating on a ‘new’ or different approach: area multiplication … Continue reading

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Day 138 (of 184) the little things

Day 138 (of 184) the little things From tooth fairy letters to thank you cards & gifts. I’m not always good at sending things – an area I continue I work on and get amazing modelling about. Today my teaching … Continue reading

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Day 137 (of 184) a picture is worth…

Day 137 (of 184) a picture is worth… 1000 words – or so ‘they’ say! I’ve been thinking about the power of pictures lately for a couple of key reasons: – my schools shift to eportfolios instead of report cards … Continue reading

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