Don’t Look Up

I do stairs regularly as part of my exercise regime. Today, I did a set of stairs that were particularly difficult. They were steep and seemed to go on forever. 176 stairs down and 176 stairs up. It was the UP that was hurting me today. I’d get about one third of the way upContinue reading “Don’t Look Up”

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”

Attendance and Engagement

Engagement is what makes the difference for kids! I am the vice principal of an inner-city school. It has been determined that our school is in the top ten percent of schools in our district of 124 schools with the highest rate of absenteeism. So, you may wonder what is being done to help increaseContinue reading “Attendance and Engagement”

Ask for Directions Already!

According to the online Free Mirriam-Webster dictionary, networking is, “the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business”. I would say though that networking is so much more than that. In fact, opportunities to network are everywhere. Take, for instance, times where youContinue reading “Ask for Directions Already!”

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”