The Importance of the Three C’s

So, here we are the end of September already. I can not believe how quickly this month has gone.  It has been so busy though, so it’s not surprising it has gone so fast.  I have spent a great deal of my time working with the Three C’s – Collaboration, Consultation, and Communication.  Each oneContinue reading “The Importance of the Three C’s”

Making Sense of Children

Some of our staff went to a Professional Development workshop today entitled, “Making Sense of Children: How educators can help support students to realize their full potential“.  During this presentation, Colleen Drobot presented us with the material of Dr. Gordon Neufeld. This is the first of a series of presentations Colleen will make to aContinue reading “Making Sense of Children”

It’s All Coming Together

It has been almost 2 weeks since writing in my blog.  I went from writing in my blog about my learning every day to writing twice in the last month!  It’s not that I haven’t been learning, because I definitely have!  It’s all about time and balance.  I’ve been so busy with work (and myContinue reading “It’s All Coming Together”

Teachers Must Entertain

The other night, as I read A Framework for Understanding Poverty, by Ruby Payne, I found some of the Hidden Rules Among the Classes very interesting.  Payne says that “the bottom line in generational poverty is entertainment and relationships” (pg. 41), This intrigued me.  Relationships I can understand, but really, entertainment? She  describes a situation where teachers are very concerned aboutContinue reading “Teachers Must Entertain”

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”

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”