Author Archive for Sean Grainger

Sean Grainger is currently the vice-principal at Glendale Sciences and Technology School, a kindergarten to eighth grade inquiry-based school in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Sean has taught elementary, middle and high school age kids, and spent the first six years of his career living and teaching within First Nations communities. He also has experience as a middle school counselor. Sean subscribes to a strengths-based philosophy toward learning and leading, and believes authentic teaching and learning is derived through the art, and science of questioning. You can learn more about Sean on his personal blog, KARE Givers at http://www.seangrainger.com/

Social Collaboration…

  The Collaboration Pyramid by oscarberg, on Flickr The Collaboration Pyramid offers a great visual to dive deeper into the nature of authentic collaboration and optimized production. In traditional team-based collaborative models we experience the “form, storm, norm and perform” process,…

The Integrative Debate…

After reading Chris Wejr’s latest, The Problem With Black & White Statements in Education, I was reminded of the following posted originally at KARE Givers. We really do have to remember to go hard on improving ideas, and easy on…

One Size Fits All?

flickr image via cameronparkins Cross posted from KARE Givers @ http://www.karegivers.org/ My school (formerly a sixth to eighth grade middle school,) is now an inquiry-focused, sciences and technology kindergarten to eighth grade school… elements that when put together can also…

Effective Leadership- Got Humility?

Effective leadership is about people- always. Without the faith of your followers, a leader you are not… I can’t think of a simpler concept in leadership, or one that would be considered more practical and authentic. In the measured contexts of our everyday lives as leaders, all teachers, whether they like it or not, are called upon to serve; primarily our students, but also each other, our student’s parents and the learning community we are an integral part of. In humbly putting the needs of others ahead of our own as leaders, we honor them…