My Completed Homework

I was given an assignment to complete by fellow blogging friend, and amazing educator, Dean Shareski. You can read his challenge post here. First things first, here are 11 Random Facts About Me: 1. I am a twin. I have a twin brother – and NO, we are not identical. You would not believe howContinue reading “My Completed Homework”

Battle of Technology and Pedagogy

First of all, I have a bit of a confession.  When I started on Twitter again almost 2 years ago, I didn’t deeply understand when I read, “It’s not about the technology.” Yes, I understood it on a surface level, and nodded in agreement whenever I heard those words. But, I didn’t really deeply understand.Continue reading “Battle of Technology and Pedagogy”

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”

Be Curious

For the past three years we’ve taken a family road trip to Disneyland. Even though we end up at Disney, this vacation is much more than a Disney trip. We take our time driving down, stopping at many forests, playgrounds, beaches, and visiting friends along the way. One playground we have stopped at on each tripContinue reading “Be Curious”

Power of Your Words

“What if . . . ?”      “Yeah, but . . .” These two phrases include only a couple of little words each, but they are very powerful words which can either change the way things are done or keep things stagnant. Recently, I listened to a EdAdmin podcast on the EdReach Network.  This thirdContinue reading “Power of Your Words”

Differentiated Instruction or Personalized/Customized Learning – That is the Question

I attended John T. Spencer‘s session entitled, Customized Learning, at the Reform Symposium on the weekend.  It is quite amazing how inspiring a person can be in 30 minutes!  But, he was, just that, inspiring. He talked about “empowering the students to take ownership over their own learning.” I discussed his session in a previousContinue reading “Differentiated Instruction or Personalized/Customized Learning – That is the Question”

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”