Monthly Archives: June 2014

My thoughts after reading http://www.theglobeandmail.com/authors/margaret-wente about 21stCLearning

21stCLearning Sometimes I get asked why I am supportive of what has been labeled “21st Century Learning Skills” – and commonly identified as ‘creativity collaboration communication… Then there are critiques of the shift in education such as http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/the-brave-new-world-of-21st-century-learning/article19355298/ Here’s what … Continue reading

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Day 188 (of 184) starting to think ‘next year’

Day 188 (of 184) starting to think ‘next year’ With a weird end (perhaps the weirdest end) to the BC school year, I’m starting to shift my thinking more and more to ‘next year’. To end this year I heard … Continue reading

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Day 187 (of 184) winding down

Day 187 (of 184) winding down Grads. Sometimes I think there are too many – especially as I see some Kindergarten “grads”, Grade 5 (or 6) events, Grade 7 (or 8) events and then the ‘granddaddy of them all’ Grade … Continue reading

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Day 186 (of 184) proud to be in an innovative district… #83learns

Day 186 (of 184) proud to be in an innovative district… “We are getting there”bis what I’ve caught myself saying when talking about some of the shifts we have made in education. And while we aren’t where ‘we want to … Continue reading

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Day 185 (of 184) learning beyond prescribed ‘days of learning’

Day 185 (of 184) learning beyond prescribed days of learning Within BC, years ago ‘extra days’ were added to the school calendar to enable ongoing professional development throughout the school year. Which is why I am continuing my 184 day-of-learning … Continue reading

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Day 184 (of 184) not the same

Day 184 (of 184) not the same I can safely say that one of my goals and objectives as an educational leader is to have my students/kids learning experiences are different from the experience I had in school. I’m okay … Continue reading

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Day 183 (of 184) eportfolios in review

Day 183 (of 184) eportfolios in review The shift from “reporting student achievement” to “communicating student learning” is both simple and complex….showing the learning children do seems an easy com pet but the methodology can be very complex especially since … Continue reading

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