Monthly Archives: July 2015

Embracing the Unexpected

Originally posted on Champions for Community Mental Wellness:
Author: Karen Copeland There are times when we have an idea that, on the surface, seems like it will be a good fit. The expectations seem reasonable and attainable, we may even have experienced…

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SoL 5 (Summer of Learning) “flow” at ShortCourse #bcpvpa

SoL 5 (Summer of Learning) “flow” at ShortCourse #bcpvpa The week at @bcpvpa ShortCourse at UBC is almost an exploration of relativity of time. There is so much going on and yet the time seems to slip by. Before we … Continue reading

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SoL 4 (Summer of Learning) 4th day at #bcpvpa ShortCourse: legal aka “what were you thinking”

SoL 4 (Summer of Learning) 4th day at #bcpvpa ShortCourse: legal aka “what were you thinking” Today we spent some time talking about the legal implications of the educational leadership connection to legalities. It’s always tricky but in my experience … Continue reading

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SoL 3 (Summer of Learning) Relationships. Really – education is all about relationships. 

Today we focused on the relationships we form in our buildings and throughout our entire learning community. As PVPs we work with children as well as adults. Employees, parents, volunteers among others! Today our challenge was to think about what … Continue reading

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SoL 2 (Summer of Learning) Day 2 at @bcpvpa @ubceduc ShortCourse #bcpvpa & my presentation on communication

SoL 2 (Summer of Learning) Day 2 at @bcpvpa @ubceduc ShortCourse #bcpvpa Another fabulous morning of learning – but it’s always a positive experience to learn from/with Bruce Beairsto @bbeairsto former superintendent of Richmond. His message is always upbeat about … Continue reading

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SoL 1 (Summer of Learning) Day One at ShortCourse @bcpvpa @ubceduc

SoL (Summer of Learning) Day One at ShortCourse @bcpvpa @ubceduc There is always a powerful energy on the first day of ShortCourse. A variety of new & newish principals and vice principals coming together at a variety of tables and … Continue reading

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SoT 2 (Summer of Thinking) ShortCourse Ice Breaker – story telling w your name

Today a group of provincial Principals and Vice Principals came together to plan our upcoming week as facilitators for the annual BCPVPA/UBC ShortCourse – an amazing week of professional development preparing PVPs to expect the unexpected. An icebreaker activity that … Continue reading

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