Best Educational Practices

Be Quiet…

So about a month ago during our two week holiday break, I found myself floating down a river on a tube with nothing around me but the sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle, and the peacefulness and beauty of…

Communication and Community

When people first jump into social media, specifically Twitter, there seems to be this inclination from administration to start a Twitter handle (ie @sampleschool) so that they can communicate what is happening in their school community.  This is a great…

Shaping Innovation

Innovation is not about the “stuff; it is about a way of thinking. This is something that I have stated several times, but as in the McLuhan quote stated above, the tools that we have, sometimes help shape our thinking,…

Wanderlust!

So the next new country that I visit will be my 50th, and it’s fun to sit back once and awhile and reflect on all of the amazing experiences that I’ve had over the years exploring either by myself, or with my…

Innovation Is Not a One Time Event

I have had a lot of interesting conversations about the notion of “The Innovator’s Mindset“, and this graphic sharing the characteristics (courtesy of Sylvia Duckworth): One of the things that have to really see is that innovation in school is…

Learners Are the Driver

The following image was created by Alberta Education several years ago: Although it is no longer used, I still find the image to be a very powerful visual for what learning can look like in schools.  The ideas are not…

A Time for Reflection…

So here we are, a week into a brand new year with all of it lying stretched out before us. A clean slate of endless opportunity and promise, just waiting to be brought to life with each new day. I…

The Grand Tour

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 I have received a principalship and will be given the…