Monthly Archives: June 2015

SoT 1 (summer of thinking) 3 stages of education

SoT 1 (summer of thinking) 3 stages of education Pondering possible “3 stages of education” with many thanks to Hitchikers Guide the Galaxy author Douglas Adams.  What did you learn? (% and letter grade debate). Comes from HHG what do we … Continue reading

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Day 189 (of 188) some Top 5s

Day 189 (of 188) top 5s  (not in any order) Top 5 hits My son finally identified some successful self regulation strategies for his anxiety (helped him go to dentist and cope with moving houses!) Saw some great provincial movement … Continue reading

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Day 188 (of 188) last day with students

Day 188 (of 188) last day with students Really glad we had our school year end assembly yesterday. It allowed for classrooms to have closure on their own. I like our final assemblies – the thank yous, celebrating retirements and … Continue reading

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Day 187 (of 188) one more sleep – hit the music (but not Fireflies)

Day 187 (of 188) one more sleep – hit the music (but not Fireflies) I pressed play in our Year in Review Video  at our assembly ‘the day before the last day’. And it feels great. No pressure for the final … Continue reading

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Day 186 (of 188) it’s not just the kids who learn & grow

Day 186 (of 188) it’s not just the kids who learn & grow Some of my colleagues have signs on their office doors saying “lead learner” or something similar. And it’s true. Educators should model life long learning. But as … Continue reading

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Day 185 (of 188) Educational Leadership Opportunities – not always the job you think it is

Day 185 (of 188) Educational Leadership Opportunities – not always the job you think it is Today was a mix of educational leadership thinking. On the positive, I was ‘unopposed’ in offering to be the president of our local BCPVPA … Continue reading

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Day 184 (of 188) I love it when a plan comes together 

Day 184 (of 188) I love it when a plan comes together  It was a dark and stormy night. Really. And it had many in panic that our fun filled freaky Friday fieldtrip would have to be moved inside.  Fortunately … Continue reading

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Day 183 (of 188) remember: Summer sucks. 

Day 183 (of 188) remember: Summer sucks.  No more pencils; no more books; no more teachers dirty looks! Schools ouuut for summer (soon for us)! But remember – it ain’t all barbecues at the beach and cool drinks on the … Continue reading

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Lessons from my Standing Desk

It seems I can’t go a week without hearing someone say that “sitting in the new smoking.”  And I have one of those rather terrible city commutes – often over an hour each way – that is a lot of…

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Day 182 (of 188) dam field trips

Day 182 (of 188) dam field trips No seriously – visit a dam! Allows for a great way to explore electricity. Usually involves travel (today we blended a visit to a Sky Trek park to do some giant swinging and … Continue reading

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