Day 43 (of 188) Day of Masks #bcedbloggers

Day 43 (of 188) Day of Masks

Masks in Education

Hallowe’en always bring forth a wide variety of masks and costumes. Not as many Frozen costumes as I anticipated this year (might be a different story tonight!) and some opportunities to be very creative – from the kind who built a cardboard Gridlock costume to my own son and his Dr. Who costume (we did deflect his original idea to do a costume change each school break (not bad for a high anxiety learner!):


(I will add my girls costumes as I get pictures of them)

We all wear “masks” for different roles connected to education: dad, teacher, principal, etc etc. Sometimes we are fierce and scary; often supportive and kind – usually changing our ‘masks’ frequently during the day. Sometimes masks help us make quick changes – going from a tense phone call to supporting a student in a matter of seconds. Although there are also times when removing a mask can be difficult. But we are all made up of a variety of masks to fit our ever flowing moods & for ever changing needs:

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And then there is the reminder from airplane: when there is trouble, adjust your (air) mask first and then help those around you – always keep an eye on yourself.

Halloween is a good time to remember the many characters that live within us as teachers and the power that each one has as we work to enhance the journey of every learner.

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About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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1 Response to Day 43 (of 188) Day of Masks #bcedbloggers

  1. Pingback: Day 25 (of 185) on masks and clowns | technolandy: site of Ian Landy

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