Monthly Archives: April 2016

Day 137 (of 183) it’s quiet….too quiet (when routines matter)

Day 137 (of 183) it’s quiet….too quiet (when routines matter)   A four day weekend (pro-d day and a new curriculum day book ending a weekend) is tough for many learners.   An extended break doesn’t always make things better……. … Continue reading

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Day 136 (of 183) communication and the view from 15000ft

Day 136 (of 183) communication and the view from 15000ft    The view from an airplane made me make some connections to eduction – especially from a district view (the 15,000 ft view) There are a lot of peaks – … Continue reading

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Day 135 (of 183) reviewing some eportfolio “hosts” with thanks to @freshgrade @quippedinc @scholantis @seesaw

Day 135 (of 183) reviewing some eportfolio “hosts” with thanks to @freshgrade @quippedinc @scholantis @seesaw Our school has been exploring eportfolios instead of report cards of the past three years. As the curriculum (and report order) in British Columbia is … Continue reading

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Day 134 (of 183) considering Youtube for self regulation

Day 134 (of 183) considering Youtube for self regulation. Really. Here’s the plot: I have a few learners that I know that do a good job self-regulation when they can distract their brain using youtube (some specific youtubers) with the … Continue reading

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Day 133 (of 183) the value and context of trust

Day 133 (of 183) the value and context of trust       Had one of our education assistants talk to me about a failed experiment. Our Wolf Pack (small group social-emotional/behavioural grouping) was working on “sitting nicely” – with … Continue reading

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Day 132 (of 183) in an eportfolio frame of mind!

Day 132 (of 183) in an eportfolio frame of mind!     Well – tonight certainly set a tone for some upcoming discussions around eportfolios! At tonights #83learns board meeting, our Director of Instruction nicely pointed me out (hiding in … Continue reading

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Day 131 (of 183) on deadlines and due dates (& a @willrich45 “elephants” shoutout)

Day 131 (of 183) on deadlines and due dates & “elephants in the room”   I’m not against due dates and deadlines – there are definitely some “showtime” dates and times that can’t be avoided. It also helps to change … Continue reading

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