My Formal Leadership Journey

One of the topics of #etmooc has been Digital Storytelling.  Telling stories through the use of pictures is a powerful way to share.  One of the Digital Storytelling assignments for #etmooc is to do a Five Card Flickr story. For this story, you are given 5 photos to choose from. You must pic one photoContinue reading “My Formal Leadership Journey”

It’s All About Sharing!

When I started my blog almost 2 years ago, I struggled with coming up with a name for it.  It took me a couple of weeks to finally decide my blog should be titled, “It’s All About Learning”.  For me, it IS all about learning. Everything I do has something to do with learning something:Continue reading “It’s All About Sharing!”

SD36 Admin Blog Reader Bundle and Other Reflections

I always seem to feel “behind the times” and trying to “catch up” – if that is at all possible.   HA HA! A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity, along with some other administrators in my district who are also Digital Coaches, to have lunch with Bill Ferriter (@plugusin on Twitter).  Bill was presentingContinue reading “SD36 Admin Blog Reader Bundle and Other Reflections”

Learning From My Kids

I’ve really been enjoying my time these past couple of weeks.  It’s been nice to “get away from it all” and just take some much-needed time to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate. I had some lofty plans on getting caught up with work (are you *ever* really caught up?). While I did get a few thingsContinue reading “Learning From My Kids”

Inspired by SD36

We had our second Engaging the Digital Learner session last night.  The session was overflowing. You could barely make your way between the tables filled with excited educators. But, even though the room was full and overflowing, there were many others who were unable to participate because there just wasn’t enough room for all thoseContinue reading “Inspired by SD36”

Using Video Recording to Enhance Learning

In addition to my vice-principal assignment, I also have a 70% teaching assignment.  That teaching assignment this year is working with students who struggle in their academic areas – mainly reading, writing and math as a Learning Support Teacher. While I have been a Learning Support Teacher in the past, this year I started experimentingContinue reading “Using Video Recording to Enhance Learning”

It Always Comes Back to Relationships

The teaching assignment in my vice-principal role has changed slightly from last year. This year I am part of the Learner Support Teacher Team.  I work with students in Grade 1, 2, and 4. My first inkling was to get all the sight words, guided reading books, and other materials ready to bombard these learnersContinue reading “It Always Comes Back to Relationships”

If I Can, So Can You

OK, here it goes . . .   I’ve got a bit of a confession to make. I’ve been connected (online, with twitter, blogging, reading blogs, etc…) for almost a year and a half, but I still feel like a novice. A complete novice at times.  Let me tell you a story…. At the schoolContinue reading “If I Can, So Can You”

Shareski Shares

My list of blogging ideas is getting so long!  It’s been so busy with work, that I have found little time to blog about all the things I want to. Instead, I’ve been trying to keep a list. The first thing I’d like to catch up on is our district Engaging the Digital Learner DinnerContinue reading “Shareski Shares”

Nurturing Learning Without Limits

A colleague recently shared with me a video about training fleas. She used it with her staff at the beginning of a professional development activity she was leading on differentiated instruction. What a great connection to differentiated instruction!   A bit about the video…   A scientist (aka flea trainer) places a large number ofContinue reading “Nurturing Learning Without Limits”