Monthly Archives: September 2016

Day 19 (of 185) #OrangeShirtDay – the good, the bad, the awkward

Day 19 (of 185) #OrangeShirtDay – the good, the bad, the awkward   This is the second year of “Orange Shirt Day” – chosen as the day that would help our nation address something that was unspoken for so, so, … Continue reading

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Day 18 (of 185) chatting about math

Day 18 (of 185) chatting about math Deep questions and differentiated instruction. Something we like to do in school but too often in language arts than mathematics. And when we look around at schools, especially elementary, it is hard to … Continue reading

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Day 17 (of 185) shifting understanding aka rural vs urban misunderstandings

Day 17 (of 185) shifting perspective aka rural vs urban misunderstandings Today I had a change of perspective. While reading today’s blog from @chrkennedy on local programs “doing good locally” – https://cultureofyes.ca/2016/09/28/doing-good-locally/ I got a bonus insight about urban life. … Continue reading

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Day 16 (of 185) ah, homework

Day 16 (of 185) ah, homework I came home and my youngest was very proud of herself….she was asked to do 5 angles for homework….and she did 15 and wanted me to give her an angle to figure out.     … Continue reading

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Day 15 (of 185) Empathy for Anxiety at @tedxwestvancouvered 

Day 15 (of 185) Empathy for Anxiety at @tedxwestvancouvered  After a bout with my own anxiousness, I did what I do best: deviate from an intended plan. My actual talk will be aired & shared soon – and I’m looking … Continue reading

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Day 14 (of 185) nerves? No excuses? Not always perfect 

Day 14 (of 185) nerves? No excuses? Not always perfect  I’ve done many presentations. But nothing like TEDx – and I don’t think I’ve ever had a “rehearsal” go so bad as the day before @tedxwestvancouver  – total brain freeze … Continue reading

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Day 13 (of 185) if only we started eportfolioing a week earlier…!

Day 13 (of 185) if only we started eportfolioing a week earlier…! One of my teachers came in thrilled that she had just had an eportfolio moment….but our tools haven’t been ordered yet…. Earlier this week my new staff agreed … Continue reading

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