Tag Archives: Alberta Teachers

What I did this summer…And we are OPEN!

August 28, 2013, is opening day for Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS). It is also two months since my last post. I attended the Canadian School Boards’ Association annual conference in Vancouver where I met a hero of mine, Michaëlle … Continue reading

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#abflood, Farewells & the Future

As I prep for departure to Vancouver Island for a short holiday before getting to the Canadian School Boards Association annual conference in Vancouver next Thursday, this image of running on empty best suits my frame of mind. The last … Continue reading

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SVIE – Excellence by any other name…

On May 1st and 2nd, Darren Dick led a group of us through…well, let me use his own words from the invitation: “CRPS began a journey of exploring instructional excellence over the course of the year (2012-2013) by engaging some … Continue reading

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Retreat – Advance! Put yourself out there.

What. A. Week. Seven days ago, Canadian Rockies Public School Board emerged from its retreat. Location? The exotic remote confines of the Canmore Board Office boardroom, aka the Superintendent’s office. Guided by the sure hand of Jim Gibbons, former superintendent … Continue reading

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A shout-out and thank you!

I have had big fun since my last post. March 3-5, I attended the 2nd Annual Rural Education Symposium held right here in Canmore, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre. Non-urban school boards from around Alberta came together to … Continue reading

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Retreat & beyond

This is a big-time catch up post – my first one since March 23rd! I did start a couple in April, but could not trust myself to steer clear of political commentary, so I remained in the confines of Twitter … Continue reading

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Thrive!

Yikes! My last post was over a month ago? I was going to post on the 21st of February or so, but hubby’s heart att-ack-ack-ack-ack (Jim’s a big Billy Joel fan) on the 20th changed my priorities somewhat. He is … Continue reading

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Ballerinas & bulls in china shops

One of my personal bugbears is the triumph of ideology over evidence or data – not least because I myself can fall prey to it.  MythBusters is usually silly and about “blowing things up real good” but sometimes what the … Continue reading

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