Monthly Archives: March 2015

Day 129 (of 188) #geniushour – with thanks to @paulsolarz @donwettrick @reidfindlay & many more like @mauimickey & @kim5anderson

Today I finished the trifecta of “yes geniushour is worth it” thinking! The first win started during spring break when I was reading Paul Solarz new book “Learn like a pirate” http://www.amazon.ca/Learn-Like-PIRATE-Students-Collaborate-ebook/dp/B00UZTLRJY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427853806&sr=1-1&keywords=Learn+like+a+pirate which I loved – admittedly because the classroom experiences he share … Continue reading

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Day 128 (of 188) returning from the break – and thank you to @freshgrade #teamfreshgrade 

Day 128 (of 188) returning from the break the more things change the more they stay the same.  A two week spring break in education can be very good. I still remember our first one – I felt the most … Continue reading

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Spring Break Books – “like a pirate”; Teach via @burgessdave & Learn via @PaulSolarz

In 2012ish I stumbled upon Dave Burgess on twitter and his #tlap ideology (Teach Like A Pirate) – I loved his tweets, the chats and found a like-minded educator in engaging students in the learning process. I have shared my … Continue reading

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Stolen blog from @awelcome – why principals should tweet #bcpvpalearn

stolen blog: http://adamwelcome.blogspot.ca/2015/03/why-every-principal-should-tweet-savmp.html?m=1 My comment: Great examples! I use videos for our ‘month in review’ as my ‘hook’ to get into classrooms – but love the ‘in-the-moment’ that Twitter enables! I’ve had parents ask for more – so I try to post … Continue reading

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Day 127 (of 188) a needed break

Day 127 (of 188) a needed break People been grumpy. At school; at home; even online. Time for spring break! Not that it is a break from thinking! But seeking more of a balance. Got a bunch of books loaded … Continue reading

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Day 126 (of 188) a Throwback Thursday from my dads journal (Grades)

Day 126 (of 188) a Throwback Thursday from my dads journal  Concerns about grade reliability are nothing new. Recently I have referenced “C+ is the new F” in grade inflations – where anything less than a B requires an intervention…..by … Continue reading

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Day 125 (of 188) wow…just….wow – my daughters socials 9 “project”

Day 125 (of 188) wow…just….wow – my daughters socials 9 “project” S ometimes learning for the sake of learning matters. I knew my daughter was working hard on a project about the English Civil War – a composition of theme … Continue reading

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