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Week 3: Asking for help

Context: This was the week we were supposed to come back to school after spring break. We didn’t. And so this is the week where we start the transition to really being deliberate in our planning for online learning. It … Continue reading

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Week 2: Continuous Learning – Ask for Help…But Be Confident

Context: At this point we had been doing Continuous Learning for four days. We only thought we had five more days to go. I was still going into school, as were a number of teachers. Because there was still some … Continue reading

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Week 1 Continuous Learning: Same Same But Different

Context: We started Continuous Learning thinking it would be a two week thing. Ha! It ended up being 13 weeks. But so many things that we started in this week laid the foundation for the entire Continuous Learning experience. Teachers … Continue reading

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An update and the plan: Reflecting on Continuous Learning and Thinking Forward

So it’s been a long while since I’ve blogged. So long I have a “follow me on Google+ button” on my site. And a lot has happened since I have last logged in to add some ramblings. I’m now a … Continue reading

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Breaking it down

My assessments are full of text. And not fun text…boring text. Sometimes I try fun fonts or pretty colors or a thought-provoking pictures. But there are a lot of words. Seriously…look at this grade 6 assignment.   But it’s never … Continue reading

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Helping teachers learn

One of my hats is “In-School Professional Development Leader”. Basically, I help shape what professional learning goes on in school, be it through meetings or structures for learning through teacher evaluations. As I get ready to actually plan 2016/17 professional learning for YIS teachers, I’ve been … Continue reading

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What my students taught me on their last day of school

Today was the last day for my grade 12s. They are going away to take their exams. I’m a little sad. Actually I’m a lot sad, because I’ve spent two years with these people and after today I won’t see … Continue reading

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Learning in the 10th Circle of Hell: Learning at the Middle School Dance

Here is my talk from Learning2 Manila. Thanks for letting me have the stage, Learning2. I’m realizing how much fun it is up there! Watch this talk if… ….you have 8 minutes to spare and you’re running out of internet … Continue reading

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Project One School: Empowering Kids Two Days at a Time

I’m behind. I have about 10 blog posts I need to write. But my words all seem to be going to other spaces…Coetail blogs, report cards, emails. All those places words go. But I’m blogging now. And that’s my little … Continue reading

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That’s a tomorrow problem

flickr photo shared by Drriss & Marrionn under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license Two inherent truths about myself: I love sleep I dislike stress I wear a lot of hats. I think all teachers do. And I’m always … Continue reading

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