Connected Principals Posts

I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) Leadership Academy, this past weekend in Banff, Alberta.  Working with representatives from Parkland School Division, we…

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Justin Tarte (@justintarte) tweeted the following: RT @edteck: Observing a Classroom? Watch the Students, Not the Teacher –http://bit.ly/de5OHN This reminded me of a story that I often tell my teachers.…

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Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness…

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It’s mid-May and I’ve been thinking a lot about next school year. To say that this has been a challenging year is an understatement. I began the year telling my…

Read More To Be Continued…

As we are getting closer to the end of the school year, I have been thinking a lot about the continuation of our Eportfolio project.  Then I came upon this…

Read More The Ray of Learning

A slightly altered version of this post entitled “The Social Media Time Debate” can be found at the Huffington Post There has been a great deal of discussion lately as…

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We have a teacher who likes to joke that post her teaching career she is going to write a book called “Keeping it Real With Rene”.  She constantly is pointing out the…

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It was exciting today to offer a group of colleagues a technology tool for exploration, experimentation and most importantly experiential learning for professional growth and a focused purpose.  In my…

Read More Just like the kids!

I always thought I had a lifetime left. Very soon I turn a half century old and while I could not be more thankful for the blessings in my life,…

Read More The Third Chapter

Sometimes things in life seem to collide so magically that we are wont to call them coincidence. In reality, it’s probably more like while we are working hard to understand…

Read More Growth Mindset Report Cards

I love baseball.  My wife and I are both huge Boston Red Sox fans, however, with our two little daughters, life can be pretty busy and we don’t always get…

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