Author: dkerr

So roughly seven years ago my big brother Tim had a full blown brain hemorrhage and stroke, and his road to recovery has been not only challenging for him and his family, but…

Read More Bursts of Inspiration

So I had a really interesting experience the other day that I wanted to share. This experience inspired me to make a point of reaching out to people, and connecting…

Read More The Story You Don’t Know

So a couple of weeks ago, as part of my usual classroom walk through routine, I stopped by a K1 (4 year old) class and sat down to watch. The…

Read More Bring Me To Tears

So over the summer I spent some time in a little town called Port Hawkesbury, and every morning I’d get up and begin my day with a long run along the…

Read More All the Little Things

So over the last few weeks I’ve been writing a bit, and thinking a lot about our primary role as educators in the world in which we live, and honestly, I…

Read More Teach the Child – Part 3

So this week I want to talk about one of my favorite things about school…maybe my most, most favorite thing of all the things that I love about coming to work…

Read More What a Beautiful Noise

So I got home this past Friday evening feeling a little more tired than usual. I wasn’t physically sick or anything, it was just that my mental energy was dragging…

Read More An Autumn Re-Set

So an educator friend of mine spent the better part of last year traveling around the world visiting schools, in the hopes of identifying the innovations, the pedagogical approaches, and the educational strategies…

Read More Everything to Win

So a couple of days ago I was welcoming the kids off of the school buses, like I always do to start the day, when a little girl walked up to me…

Read More Thanks for the Compliment

So this past Friday afternoon I felt honored to be one of the 5 judges in our own Middle School version of Shark Tank. This episode showcased many of our 7th grade…

Read More Developing Entrepreneurs

So I’m currently reading this amazing book titled, The Importance of Being Little, by Erika Christakis, and I literally cannot put it down. An outstanding educator, leader and friend of mine, Paola Pereira lent it…

Read More Wired for Play

So over the last seven years, almost all of my posts have been directed specifically toward educators about topics related to education. This week however, I’m going to widen the scope a little…

Read More How Do We Spend Our Time?

        So we’re back to school after our holiday break, and we’re a week into a brand new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot over the…

Read More The Year Ahead

       So I have spent the last six weeks or so traveling around the world interviewing at amazing schools, trying hard to find that perfect long term fit…

Read More People are Beautiful

        So I’ve been going through the interview process a lot lately, both as a candidate and as a recruiter, and one of the questions that keeps…

Read More Embracing Regret

So we just finished hosting the AASSA regional GIN conference at our school, and it was 3 days of amazing! To see student leaders from all over South America come together to…

Read More AASSA GIN Conference 2016

So last year we got rid of traditional homework in our upper elementary grades, and we replaced it with inspiration projects instead, as a way for kids to bring their passions and…

Read More Inspiration Projects

So I had to deal with a few situations last week that truly made me appreciate being an educator, and that made me feel honored to have the opportunity to interact with young…

Read More They Ask Me Why I Teach