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A Trip to Our Core

This past week I was lucky enough to travel with an incredible delegation of educators to New York City to investigate some interesting and alternative models of education. The focus of the trip was around technology and its usage in … Continue reading

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Perspective

It has been awhile since my last post and the reason I have been absent is simply because I have been so busy. This is the toughest time of year because you are deep into things, the days are shorter, … Continue reading

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The Learning Plan

Just a quick one to try and get back into the practice of writing down my ideas. We are at the start of the year and this time always has the requisite paperwork including the creation of Annual Learning Plans. … Continue reading

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Student Voice: The Sweetest Sound

This week was a big one for student voice at JPII. We hosted our second round of Student Town Halls for all our grades and tried to focus the conversation around student opinion about their own learning. I think as … Continue reading

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Be a Bull Fighter!

I was lucky enough to attend a Student Success Conference yesterday. Among other things was the keynote speaker Ron Berger who talked about the schools he works in and how they centre around Expeditionary Learning. This is the concept of creating … Continue reading

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The In-Between Leader

I was lucky enough to attend a PD session on leadership at our board’s recent Lead Your Own Learning PD day and this video was shared. I must say that I loved it instantly and was able to relate in … Continue reading

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Sometimes..If it Ain’t Broke, Break It!

As we finish up another semester of school I just wanted to spend a bit of time highlighting an amazing project done in one of our English classes. I wanted to highlight it as much for myself as for the … Continue reading

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