21 century learning, Administration, Digital learnng, Growth Mindset, Student Voice, Students, Technology Integration

No More Excuses

  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

Growth Mindset, Parents, Positive Thinking, Students, Teaching

Meaningful Mindset

Here I am being prompted to write another post because of something I saw on Facebook.  I am not sure if that means I should spend less time on Facebook or not, because it does lead me to think of some important topics.   Growth mindset is a topic that comes up often in educational… Continue reading Meaningful Mindset

21 century learning, Students, Teaching

Striving to Make Learning Authentic

How many times have we heard the following questions in our classrooms? Why do we have to learn this? When am I ever going to use this in my life? What is the purpose in learning this? These seem like valid questions for us to consider. I am an avid reader and because I am… Continue reading Striving to Make Learning Authentic

21 century learning, Administration, Principals, Teaching, Teamwork

Getting Better At What We Do

I spend a lot of time thinking about improvement. Mostly about how I can improve my teaching and leadership and hopefully, in some way, have some influence on improvement in in our school and our system. Right now I am reading "Effective Supervision" by Marzano, Frontier and Livingston. The basis of the book is about… Continue reading Getting Better At What We Do

Administration, Students, Teaching

Creating a Blueprint for Learning

I spent some time yesterday at our school professional development day talking with part of my staff about possible changes we could make to our timetable to accommodate more projects, more cross-curricular connections and more blocks of uninterrupted time with our students. I am very lucky to have an innovative staff that always works hard to do what… Continue reading Creating a Blueprint for Learning

21 century learning, Administration, Informal learning, Personal Learning Networks, Teaching

Why I use Twitter…

At some point this year I set the goal of writing on my blog at least once a week.  That is a difficult goal when balancing work and family, but writing is something I enjoy that allows me a creative outlet for my thoughts.  Lately though, I have been to my blog, but feel like I… Continue reading Why I use Twitter…