Powerful Chit Chat

As I have mentioned, I am currently reading A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne.  I am reading this book mainly because my new assignment is the Vice-Principal  of an Inner-City school in my district. I found Chapter 2 – The Role of Language and Story – to be quite interesting and informative, both educationally and personally.  IContinue reading “Powerful Chit Chat”

PLN’s & PPN’s

Last night I was reflecting upon why I have so readily embraced Twitter and what it has to offer on a professional level.   It’s not just because I am a Plunger, either.  You see, I have done this type of networking in the past.  Years ago, as a teacher, I was an active poster on the Teachers.Net chatboardsContinue reading “PLN’s & PPN’s”

I Am a Plunger

About 10 years ago, I had 3 websites that I developed and kept up to date: Educational Links for Teachers, Poetry Pages for Teachers, and a Classroom website.  All of these have been taken off the net, unfortunately.  Not sure why I took them down, but I did.  I’m not even sure how I would goContinue reading “I Am a Plunger”

Learning To Tweet

Wow! Here I have been, venturing into the world of Twitter, without a clue of how I am supposed to Tweet.  There are certain ways people tweet with @ signs and # signs and names and tags and hashtags and mentions, etc…  Oh my. I still don’t know how to do all that they do withContinue reading “Learning To Tweet”

I’ve Got a Secret

The district in which I work as a Vice-Principal is a large, complex and diverse district.  We have 124 schools (100 elementary, 19 secondary, and 5 student learning centres) with 69,145 students.  That number is expected to grow by at least 1000 students this fall (like it seems to each fall). The diversity makes this districtContinue reading “I’ve Got a Secret”

Ugly font may improve learning – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A little light-heartedness… Now, this is going to be surprising to many, I think.  Who knew that a font could be disliked by so many. Who knew that people would think Comic Sans was ugly or difficult to read? Well, the lovers of Comic Sans will be loving this article…. Ugly font may improve learningContinue reading “Ugly font may improve learning – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)”

A Lesson Learned

As I get ready to start a new school year, at a new school, I am reflecting on my previous years experience as a Vice-Principal.  My mind is filled with so many questions.  What worked in my previous assignments?  What didn’t work as well?  What would I like my goals to be for the upcoming year?  WhereContinue reading “A Lesson Learned”

A Brief, But Meaningful Encounter

Currently, I am returning to work following maternity leave after having our 3rd child at the end of December (2010).  I have just recently received my next placement as Vice-Principal in my district.  This is very exciting and I am really looking forward to the opportunity.  More on that in future posts…  As you can imagine, afterContinue reading “A Brief, But Meaningful Encounter”