Author: Baljit Ranu

At the beginning of this school semester, I was promoted to principal at Clayton Heights secondary, a midsize school in the middle class neighbourhood of Cloverdale, Surrey. I must admit…

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At the beginning of this school semester, I was promoted to principal at Clayton Heights secondary, a midsize school in the middle class neighbourhood of Cloverdale, Surrey. I must admit…

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The Grand Tour As I finally get back to blogging (after a year away), it comes at a very interesting time in my career. Recently, I received the news that…

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I have been an administrator for the past eight years.  In those years, the greatest lesson that I have walked away with is that our job provides consistent on the…

Read More My First Tour – Year One

During the early part of this school year, our schools were in a prolonged strike. These were tough days for the education system. As administrators, we were in a unique…

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In cycling, there are many different types of riders. Often, the front of the peloton may be dominated by the sprinters, those with the massive legs. The mountain stages rely…

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As an avid cyclist, I have spent countless hours sitting on my bicycle experiencing what I term the “zone-out”.  I become so focused (or lack of focus – depending on…

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Do you remember your first day as an administrator? I certainly do.  I was one of two rookies VPs placed at a brand new school.  This was a dynamic school…

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Tying the Shoelaces The day that I became an administrator, it seemed to me that my teaching career was coming to an end.  Those seemingly endless days in the classroom…

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