Monthly Archives: September 2018

Day 19 (of 187) fall wellness – my prethink for Sunday Sept 30 #bcedchat at 7pm pst

Day 19 (of 187) fall wellness – my prethink for Sunday Sept 30 #bcedchat at 7pm pst Balance. Educators talk about it a lot. How do we keep ourselves “well” while still being fully present to our learning community….. I … Continue reading

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Day 18 (of 187) as I prepare to wear an orange shirt

Day 18 (of 187) as I prepare to wear an orange shirt History is hard. It’s somewhat easier to look back and go “what were they thinking”? In Canada, a black mark on our history is the Residential School System … Continue reading

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Day 17 (of 187) the next “trend”

Day 17 (of 187) the next “trend” I don’t mind saying that often I can see things in education before they become “trends”. And more importantly, the distractions that won’t/don’t last…. However, when I started my list of things I’ve … Continue reading

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Day 16 (of 187) #toughtuesday – why I dislike long weekends

Day 16 (of 187) #toughtuesday – why I dislike long weekends This last weekend had two professional learning days: Friday was what we on the west coast call a Pro-D day (professional development) while Monday was a Curriculum Implementation Day … Continue reading

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Day 15 (of 187) power of words?

Day 15 (of 187) power of words? During our curriculum implementation day, we discovered that words, much like letter grades, can (unsurprisingly) mean different things to different people. “Proficient” was one of those key words. To some it meant excellence … Continue reading

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Day 14 (of 187) my prethink on Sunday sept 23 #bcedchat on Grades or No Grades

Day 14 (of 187) my prethink on Sunday sept 23 #bcedchat on Grades or No Grades Letter grades. How quaint. And outmoded. Not to mention vague. Often inflated…or deflated due to things on the periphery of Learning. I get frustrated … Continue reading

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Day 13 (of 187) sometimes you need to pause and laugh

Day 13 (of 187) sometimes you need to pause and laugh When things hit the fan in not good ways, as it did to one of my families, you gotta distract so as not to overthink. So I need to … Continue reading

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