Collaboration

  So a few weeks ago I attended the Innovate West Conference at the Connect Charter School in Calgary, with a team of 7 teachers from our school. Along with Claudia Scanga, our school’s learning coach, Lynn Lang and Ashley…

Education is in Our DNA

Summer has a special place in our society. From Alice Cooper’s Schools out for Summer to The Summer of ’69 with Bryan Adams there is a certain magic about the warm, long sun filled days of summer. Without a doubt summer…

Making Learning Relevant

What is the purpose of K-12 schooling? Think for a moment before coming up with an answer. Consider what you believe truly matters. Is it preparation for college? Preparation for a career? Support in growing to be an individual who…

Oh to be a Teacher…

So I went for a run yesterday through a park close to where I live. It was a gorgeous summer-like day, and it felt like the entire neighborhood was out enjoying the sunshine…families having picnics, people fishing in the pond,…

What You Ignore, You Permit.

In a recent post titled, Nuggets of Wisdom from Mentors Around the World, many influential educators including Todd Whitaker, Eric Sheninger, Pernille Ripp, Scott McLeod and Lyn Hilt contributed valuable advice passed down from their mentors. One particular nugget of…