Monthly Archives: July 2012

Important Message

Important Message by an Inspirational Adult I would like to introduce you all to Riia Talve. I really wanted to feature Riia on our Inspirational Kids blog, but she is no longer a student. She is an adult with a … Continue reading

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PLN Starter for Elementary Teachers

Our school is one of the schools who received an Innovative Learning Designs Grant for this coming year.  This is Phase 2 of the District project.  You can learn a little about the Innovative Learning Design Project here. To help … Continue reading

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Inspirational Kids

I started a new blog last night.  Kind of a spur of a moment thing, really, but I think it will be fun.  The blog was inspired by George Couros (@gcouros on Twitter) who posted a wonderful video about an … Continue reading

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Inspiring Video

While on Twitter tonight, I can across a tweet by David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse on Twitter) to Chris Wejr (@ChrisWejr on Twitter). David was recommending Chris watch a video by Simon Sinek (@simonsinek on Twitter).  It was a recent talk that … Continue reading

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Professional Reading for the Summer

Summer Reading I have bitten off way more than I can chew when I look at the books I have bought and downloaded to read this summer.  Oh my.  I thought I would share some of the titles here, and, … Continue reading

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It’s All About Relationships

I have been back on Twitter for a year now (I was originally Twitter in April, 2009, but didn’t really see the point of it, so I left it behind for a few years). It has been truly an amazing … Continue reading

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My Resilient Little Girl

My 7-year-old daughter continues to amaze me every day. A little over a week ago, she broke her elbow playing on the monkey bars (or more specifically, falling OFF the monkey bars). It was a very bad break so she … Continue reading

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We Need to Get These Kids Reading!

I was reading a blog post tonight written by someone I admire in my PLN, Jessica Johnson (@principalj on Twitter). She is a principal in a K-5 school in Wisconsin.  She is a principal whom I’ve been following for the … Continue reading

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Power of Your Words

“What if . . . ?”      “Yeah, but . . .” These two phrases include only a couple of little words each, but they are very powerful words which can either change the way things are done or … Continue reading

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Personalized Learning

The great debate in education, particularly where I live in British Columbia, seems to be Personalized Learning or Personalized Education. There was an #edchat chat this Tuesday with this as the topic. The focus for the chat was based on … Continue reading

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