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Summer of learning: teaching dangerously

I had a great read of Gerver Tulleys “Beware Dangerism” and had some good takeaways both as an educator and as a parent. The first was the ‘battery test’. Both my wife and I can remember ‘testing’ the 9 volt … Continue reading

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Summer of learning: ShortCourse day 3

The morning started with an interesting comment on the radio from espn’s Colin Cowherd. He was talking about ‘personalities’ (actors athletes writers etc) essentially either being on multiple platforms or being dinosaurs. Those that don’t adapt and/or work with change … Continue reading

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Summer of learning: ShortCourse Giddy up!

After weeks of anticipation the 36th BCPVPA/UBC ShortCourse got started today. This year I a here as a facilitator – although all of us agree that as ‘facilitators’ we are doing more modelling of life-long learns than anything else. I … Continue reading

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Sports analogies to education

I’m finding myself using more and more sports analogies of late. I’m not sure if its because I’m a football guy and miss the cfl/nfl seasons or because I’m leading my school district hockey pool or because my staff is … Continue reading

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iPads day 1+

Mini journal of integrating technology with education. Day 0: first iPads arrive – PAC purchased one for each classroom. First evening: creating a ‘common set if apps’ to start classes off with and synching them all. Obstacle 1: updating all … Continue reading

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Impacts to education

As I’ve been working on my presentation at this years BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Conference, I’ve been giving extra thought to the changes to life that are affecting & effecting education. My students are asking to bring in their iPods and … Continue reading

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September startup

I began another September starting up in a new school – changing schools, districts, communities, and regions! No regrets. Going to a k-5 school has been amazing – especially with a learning community that is supportive of ‘change’. I’m currently … Continue reading

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