Monthly Archives: September 2015

Day 16 (of 183) trying to create empathy for anxiety

Day 16 (of 183) trying to create empathy for anxiety Of course we all have anxious moments. New stressors can range from the sudden barking of a dog you didn’t see to getting an assignment in school that you just … Continue reading

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Day 15 (of 184) consequences or reinforcements

Day 15 (of 184) consequences or reinforcements My weekly wonder is around “consequences” as it came up a couple times today as both a parent and a colleague brought up some interesting connecting questions: Their Qs (summarized) If a student … Continue reading

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Day 14 (of 184) a morning-meet-the-teacher

Day 14 (of 184) a morning-meet-the-teacher Nights are tricky. They really are. Especially in a learning community in which families can be stretched between three schools (as our family is with one in a K-5, another in a middle school … Continue reading

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Day 13 (of 183) on fire thanks to @ignite35

Day 13 (of 183) on fire thanks to @ignite35 12:30 hop into the car and review my presentation to share with @ignite35 in Langley (and a big thank you to the Langley School District for supporting this professional development/learning model) … Continue reading

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Day 12 (of 183) on professional development

Day 12 (of 183) on professional development On a day in which I am doing a road trip to an Ignite event 4.5 hours away (and back again to be ready for the next day – more on that on … Continue reading

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Day 11 (of 183) long weekends suck

Day 11 (of 183) long weekends suck Monday was awesome. Great professional development. Great networking. But…we weren’t in school…. I know that the day-after a long weekend can be very long. On a day like today, it was even brought … Continue reading

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Day 10 (of 183) district pro-d: all hands on deck – new curriculum & more! scared yet?

Day 10 (of 183) district pro-d: all hands on deck For the first time in my time in my current district, we had an “all-together” professional development day. A group of speakers talking about inquiry, first peoples learning, and inclusion – … Continue reading

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Day 9 (of 183) guess the subject

Day 9 (of 183) guess the subject This weekend my daughter came home with a 161 mark task: taking notes / answering questions from a textbook. Questions will be generated from a summary created from this task ( which will … Continue reading

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Day 8 (of 183) on video games with thanks to @willrich45

Day 8 (of 183) on video games    Tonight I jumped into a Twitter conversation when someone said they can’t find value in video games when it comes to learning.  I can’t help but disagree. “Back in the day” Pac … Continue reading

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Day 7 (of 183) the contrast of wait/think time & upgrade times – with thanks to @mrvaudrey

Day 7 (of 183) the contrast of wait/think time & upgrade times – with thanks to @mrvaudrey​ I was very excited to see that on Twitter Matt Vaudrey was preparing for a #20time blitz “tomorrow” with some neat parameters: 3 … Continue reading

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