Best Educational Practices

Questioning the Data

Proven methods of working with students are something that are important when working in schools, but there are a few things that I question when I hear schools talk about solely “data driven”. First of all, nothing works for everyone.…

A Simple Smile

I love this tweet: School culture building can be as low-tech as smiling at one another #satchatwc #DPCDSB #butwestillneedWiFi — Helena Mesich (@mesich_dpcdsb) February 7, 2015 Honestly, I could not agree more. I am really trying to make going to…

Opening Doors…

So just over a week ago I stumbled across a video that was both beautiful and inspiring. I hardly ever share a link on my Facebook page, but there was something about this particular story that compelled me to not…

Our Carousel of Progress

  He was a master storyteller, and I was suddenly a superintendent turned student – captured by my vacationing 16-year-old while captivated by a video of Walt Disney giving insight into his Carousel of Progress – a show he shaped.…

Climbing Mountains…

So a few weeks ago during our holiday vacation I climbed a really, really big mountain. Since I now live in a region that allows me plenty of opportunity and choice to do so, I figured I’d tackle one of…