Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring Break Update 2: the role of tech aka stop banning cellphones

Spring Break Update 2: the role of tech aka stop banning cellphones   I stumbled upon an online article: http://www.thetechedvocate.org/coming-technologies-k-12-classrooms/  that had me thinking about the co-evolution of technology and education – especially when I was teased about ‘calculator controversies’ which … Continue reading

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Spring Break Update 1: communicating student learning

One of my little “Spring Break Projects” has me looking at reporting student achievement. Timing has been perfect as proved by a conversation I had with one of my staff after we finished a day (right before Spring Break) talking … Continue reading

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Day 124 (of 185) spring break. Ugh

Day 124 (of 185) spring break. Ugh  Another educator I was talking with shared a similar hypothesis around spring break in particular – great for many, but certainly not all But one week or two still has the same impact … Continue reading

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Day 123 (of 185) unpacking redesigned curriculum & assessment w thanks to @terrytaylorsd10

Day 123 (of 185) unpacking redesigned curriculum & assessment w thanks to @terrytaylorsd10 Today we had SD 10 (Arrow Lakes) superintendent Terri Taylor visit our district to give us some updating and inspiration around our journey with the topics of … Continue reading

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Day 122 (of 185) that kid with the trombone (aka why efolios, not report cards)

Day 122 (of 185) that kid with the trombone (aka why efolios not report cards)   Tonight, my oldest helped reinforce why I like eportfolios and descriptive feedback over a letter grade. Her jazz combo class was challenged to create … Continue reading

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Day 121 (of 185) multiple choice report cards

Day 121 (of 185) multiple choice report cards Today I have spent a lot of time talking and thinking about report cards. In part because our district is hosting a symposium on Reporting and Assessment this week where we are … Continue reading

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Day 120 (of 185) coding centres – the unmaker space

Day 120 (of 185) coding centres – the unmaker space Each week before a ‘break from learning’, I have tried to offer a distraction in my library – recently that has been coding stations. It’s the reminder that breaks aren’t … Continue reading

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