A Bit of Me

A Bit of a Goodbye After 20 years in my current district, it is time to say goodbye. It’s not really a goodbye though. Even though we will not be seeing one other at district meetings, we will continue to visit, exchange emails, vox each other, talk on Facebook, and inspire each other on Twitter.Continue reading “A Bit of Me”

Importance of Story

As we start a new school year, I have been reflecting upon some of our students and how far they have come over the past 3 years. Many of our students who have shown the most substantial growth in the time I have known them, also seem to have the furthest to continue to grow.Continue reading “Importance of Story”

Pushing the Envelope

We are about to embark upon an exciting new school year! Our school received an Innovative Learning Designs Grant which 10 of our teachers are involved with. Those teachers formed small groups and wrote inquiry questions in April of last year. Those inquiry questions were to be their focus this year.  We  will be revisitingContinue reading “Pushing the Envelope”

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 the following question, “What do we mean by the personalization of education & is itContinue reading “Personalized Learning”

Focusing on the Positive

One of my greatest strengths, I’ve been told, is my ability to focus on the positive instead of dwelling on the negative. I see challenges as opportunities to grow and learn.  To get better. To improve. To demonstrate my strength of character. To lead. I make the conscious choice to always remain positive. The followingContinue reading “Focusing on the Positive”

Global Connection

Things have been rather busy lately, as you can see by my lack of blogging.  There has been so much going on at home and at work.  I have so much to share, but very little time to do so. I would like to tell you about a project with which two of our gradeContinue reading “Global Connection”

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”