I have done a lot of thinking lately about innovation in education. What does that really mean? How can I model that? What does that really look like? I am inspired this morning by the book, “Future Driven,” by David Geurin. I have just barely started reading the book and already the same questions are… Continue reading Seek the Possibilities. Now!
Sometimes school breaks come at the most needed times. Walking away from the daily expectations and allowing ourselves to just take a moment to enjoy life without the adding stress of work is rejuvenating, to say the least. Now, don't get me wrong...I love my job! There are so many reasons why I love what… Continue reading Finding My Focus
Our school staff has reason to be grateful when it comes to available technology in our school and to our access to bandwidth. Our school division does put both as a priority for student learning. Even though we have many devices and we have the bandwidth to provide us access, a lot of what we… Continue reading No More Excuses
The title of this blog post is a reaction to a very interesting and motivating chat I was part of this morning. I drag my butt out of bed every Saturday morning before 7:30, throw some coffee on and join #leadupchat because I am so inspired by the conversation and the people who gather there.… Continue reading How Do I KNOW?
One of the things that I have always been frustrated with is my inability to express the passion I have for innovation in education. I can remember the first time my eyes were opened to new educational ideas while taking my Master's Degree and taking a course by Alex Couros. I felt way beyond my… Continue reading Spreading the News!
I have learned so many things since becoming a school administrator 8 years ago. One of the most important lessons that I have learned is to respect the reality that teachers are all at different places in developing their craft. They are certainly at a different comfort level with using technology and with reaching out… Continue reading What is Innovation Anyway?
If I could use one word to describe my attitude in the reflection of the school year it would be "uninspired." It shocks me to say it, and I certainly do not blame it on anyone but myself. What I realize now is I allowed myself to slip back into a place I vowed never… Continue reading Recharging the Passion
I do not know a single teacher or administrator that feels like they have enough minutes in the day or time in the week. Teaching is a 24/7 kind of job and can easily consume every waking moment if we let it. Right now I am participating in a blogging challenge with my PLN at #saskedchat. The first topic we… Continue reading Winning the Race Against Time
I started the school year in September kind of beat up and shell-shocked from a very stressful year that ended in June. I had allowed the stress of the year to consume me and it took a toll on my enthusiasm, health and desire to do my job well. Over the summer… Continue reading What I Learned in 2014
I love fresh starts...those times when you are able to start with a fresh canvas and many options ahead. That is why I love the beginning of each new school year. We meet, once again, as a school team looking forward to our students arrival and having energy we have built up over the summer to tackle new… Continue reading The Beauty of a Fresh Start