It is funny how life has a way of making us work for the things we really believe in. I guess if it was an easy, simple path the lessons learned would not be nearly as great and perhaps the reward would not be as sweet. As I have mentioned in previous posts our school… Continue reading What Roadblocks?
I am writing this as I come off the "conference high." You know the feeling you get after you attend a big conference and hear a very motivating speaker that inspires you and speaks to your passions? That is where I am right now after listening to George Couros at the IT Summit in Saskatoon.… Continue reading Time to Quit Coddling
I believe I might drive people around me crazy with my talk of books. I am always collecting books, reading books, talking about books and sharing books. Reading is such an important aspect of my life, I just can't help myself. I am inspired to write this post by my latest book, "Passionate Readers," written… Continue reading My Reading Identity
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 taught high school English in a smaller rural school for 20 years and enjoyed almost every minute of it. Throughout my time there I always wished that I could help my students understand my love for learning and especially my love of reading and how the two of them were related. I wanted them… Continue reading For the Love of Reading
One of the things that I introduced my students to last year, that I knew for sure I wanted to repeat again was Genius Hour. I was so amazed at the ideas my students had when they could be in charge of their learning and in a lot of cases, I was equally as amazed by the things they learned and shared… Continue reading Journey to Genius
Late last night as I was watching TV my son appeared from outside. When I questioned him as to where he had been, he replied, "I was building stuff." He then proceeded to show me an elaborate potato gun he had constructed and explain to me how it would work. He also made sure I knew… Continue reading My Son, The Learner