Celebration of Light

I thought I would post something different today, something related to a passion of mine: photography. While I have always enjoyed taking photos, my love for photography grew even more when I purchased my first dSLR camera in May, 2008 (a Nikon d40X).  I loved this little camera!  Last year, I decided to purchase aContinue reading “Celebration of Light”

Administrators: What Teachers Want

I attended my first #edchat chat today.  It wasn’t even on purpose. I just happened to be at the computer, on Twitter, when the chat started before my eyes, just after I asked what time the chat was scheduled to begin. I was energized, excited by, and grateful for all the wonderful, insightful comments madeContinue reading “Administrators: What Teachers Want”

Differentiated Instruction or Personalized/Customized Learning – That is the Question

I attended John T. Spencer‘s session entitled, Customized Learning, at the Reform Symposium on the weekend.  It is quite amazing how inspiring a person can be in 30 minutes!  But, he was, just that, inspiring. He talked about “empowering the students to take ownership over their own learning.” I discussed his session in a previousContinue reading “Differentiated Instruction or Personalized/Customized Learning – That is the Question”

On Becoming a Teacher/Administrator 2.0

Over the next few days/weeks, I will be blogging about some of the Reform Symposium. I will write about some of the talks, keynotes, and panel discussions.  It was truly a wonderful experience and I am hoping to get some of my thoughts down about some of what I saw/heard.  I will include some ofContinue reading “On Becoming a Teacher/Administrator 2.0”

Inspirational

If I were to use one word to describe my experience with the Reform Symposium – RSCON3 (so far, there are still a couple of sessions left), it would be Inspirational! The presentations/keynotes/panel discussions which I was able to attend were absolutely amazing!  I only wish I could have attended more.  One of the bestContinue reading “Inspirational”

RSCon3!

What a great experience it has been so far with the Reform Symposium! While it is difficult to attend a lot of sessions with my three kids, but it has been great to be able to have the sessions going on in the background.  I have also had the opportunity to save the conversation thatContinue reading “RSCon3!”

Deposits and Withdrawls

My last post talked about the importance of building relationships and taking time need to really set things up before moving forward. It is this time and care that will enhance learning, achievement, and allow change to occur. Without this time and care,  change could be faced with animosity and dissention and, will likely notContinue reading “Deposits and Withdrawls”

Go Slow to Go Far

My family and I went out for our evening exercise routine this evening.  Our three-year-old isn’t feeling the best right now, so he spent most of his time in the stroller, next to his 6-month-old brother.  He’s been feeling under the weather the last couple of days, so he knew he wasn’t going to getContinue reading “Go Slow to Go Far”

Personalized Learning – Help Needed

This fall, I will be teaching two classes which are new to me: Health & Career Education for 2 Grade 5 classes and Physical Education for 2 Grade 6 classes.  Looking at the prescribed learning outcomes as laid out by the BC Ministry of Education has made me excited about the prospect of teaching theseContinue reading “Personalized Learning – Help Needed”

Your Words Mean A Lot

I have been personally reflecting on the importance of words and the choice people make to use certain words. More importantly, I’ve been thinking about how imperative it is to do what you say you are going to do.  This is important both on a personal level and on a professional level. While I knowContinue reading “Your Words Mean A Lot”