Monthly Archives: February 2017

Day 111 (of 185) rural schools in BC & thanks to @downsteresa for facilitating 

Day 111 (of 185) rural schools in BC & thanks to @downsteresa for facilitating  Well, I often say that you know you’re in a rural school when it’s going to be a daytrip to get to a Walmart. We’ve also … Continue reading

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Day 110 (of 185) a school district or a district of schools?

Day 110 (of 185) a school district or a district of schools?   There are times when it can feel that the school is the centre of it’s learning community. But it’s nice to know and recognize that each school … Continue reading

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Day 109 (of 185) sometimes a single statement from my kids can make me cringe curiously….

Day 109 (of 185) sometimes a single statement from my kids can make me cringe curiously….

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Day 108 (of 185) reflecting on @sirkenrobinson Creativity Challenge

Day 108 (of 185) reflecting on @sirkenrobinson Creativity Challenge   My oldest daughter is in grade 11 and I just read via a tweet that eleven years ago, Sir Ken Robinson challenged education to think about creativity in ‘the’ Ted … Continue reading

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Day 107 (of 185) talking anxiety

Day 107 (of 185) talking anxiety   My Slideshow: anxiety-vernon The video clip from Man of Steel that helps illustrate what an anxious moment can feel like (and these moments can occur frequently!) can be found here: http://www.nsh.sd83.bc.ca/man%20of%20steel%20anxiety%20clip.mov   Tonight I … Continue reading

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Day 106 (of 185) think pink #pinkshirtday

Day 106 (of 185) think pink #pinkshirtday     I’m of two minds about “event days”. I do like them as they help bring focused attention onto a specialized topic. But I prefer when these ‘special events’ become things that … Continue reading

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Day 105 (of 185) presenting on coding

Day 105 (of 185) presenting on coding     Friday Feb 17 was a great day of sharing about coding: https://technolandy.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/coding-k-12-feb-2017.pdf   Impressive because of how many people attended because they really wanted to see what coding can look like at … Continue reading

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Day 104 (of 185) Reading Out Loud #WRAD17 #WorldReadAloudDay

Day 104 (of 185) Reading Out Loud #WRAD17 #WorldReadAloudDay   Today is World Read Aloud Day. Kind of a fun time – to focus on reading stories using out-loud-voices.   This is important because it acknowledges that not all stories … Continue reading

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Day 103 (Of 185) a worry about community organizations

Day 103 (Of 185) a worry about community organizations I am part of two boards – one working on supporting children and families in the Shuswap and another that is working on bringing music into places where it needs to … Continue reading

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Day 102 (of 185) the vitality of consistent “parachute teachers”

Day 102 (of 185) the vitality of consistent “parachute teachers”   Recently stumbled on an Atlantic article about substitute-teachers/teachers-on-call or “parachute teachers” –> those that come in to a classroom for a day….or more….or less….and…….   https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/02/no-substitute-for-expertise/516273/?utm_source=twb   I like … Continue reading

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