Monthly Archives: November 2016

Day 53 (of 185) on anxiety

Day 53 (of 185) on anxiety   I will freely admit that I was anxious this weekend – my Tedx Talk video from West Vancouver was about to come online….so yes, anxious about being seen talking about anxiety. But while I … Continue reading

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Day 51 (of 185) Design Thinking 

Day 51 (of 185) Design Thinking  This week I am leading my K-8 students through some design thinking as part of our Library/Learning Commons time. Totally “borrowing” from Ready Set Design http://cdn.cooperhewitt.org/2011/09/02/Ready%20Set%20Design%20vX.pdf Also referring to @BillNye and his science guy … Continue reading

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Day 52 (of 185) leadership is our business @bcpvpa @Optimus_Rime

Day 52 (of 185) leadership is our business @bcpvpa @Optimus_Rime Leadership is our business. It was nicely clarified by our BCPVPA president (Kevin Reiner) today. We build leadership capacity….we support our learning community, but throughout it all, our job description … Continue reading

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Day 50 (of 185) Yep – Christmas/Holiday ties are already being worn

Day 50 (of 185) Yep – Christmas/Holiday ties are already being worn I’ve received some thumbs ups and “love your tie” comments and some “already? really?” comments. Because Christmas tie season is here.  Each year I count backwards from our … Continue reading

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Day 49 (of 185) Motivational Based Interviewing (changing some of my interview strategies)

Day 49 (of 185) Motivational Based Interviewing  (changing some of my interview strategies)   First a review from Day 48: What are the three components that all High Performers share in common? What are the two constant Laws of Achievement … Continue reading

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Day 48 (of 185) interviewing and attitude (day one)

Day 48 (of 185) interviewing and attitude (day one)   Todays session was an introduction to Motivational Based Interviewing – we focused on attitude and mindset (connection to the work of Carol Dweck  and an earlier blog: https://technolandy.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/sol-2016-6-growth-mindsets-via-pernilleripp-gcouros/ )   … Continue reading

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Day 47 (of 185) on Remembrance Day

Day 47 (of 185) on Remembrance Day   I recently heard some discussion about how Remembrance Day is becoming “just another stat holiday” (statuatory holiday where schools governments etc are closed). Made me a tad uncomfortable because for me, this … Continue reading

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