Category Archives: Instructional Leadership

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

Posted in Instructional Leadership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Instructional Leadership, Leadership | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Instructional Leadership, Leadership, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Recipe for Failure

I heard a saying that talked about a recipe for success and failure when it comes to leadership. It reminded me of a saying by Abraham Lincoln: “You can please some of the people all the time, and all of … Continue reading

Posted in Instructional Leadership | Tagged | Leave a comment

Learning Skills Through CGE: The Board with a Difference

There has been a lot of talk about the current structure of publicly funded boards of education in Ontario recently. I have no energy to go over the troubles that trustees in my board and the TDSB have been involved … Continue reading

Posted in Instructional Leadership, Leadership | Tagged | Leave a comment

Knowing vs. Knowing How

This was one of those great days at school. It was a Professional Development day for us, which was to centre around working on our Student Success Plan. It is actually the only PD day that we have to work … Continue reading

Posted in Instructional Leadership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Talent Looks a lot like work!

I had a great day of learning today and it was well outside of my comfort area…in one sense. I attended a Math teachers inservice that was hosted at my school and it was great. I say out of my … Continue reading

Posted in Instructional Leadership, The NeXt School | Tagged | Leave a comment