Tag Archives: Inspiring Education

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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Birthdays, babies, awards, issues, meetings…oh, and the transformation of education

September flew by without my managing more than one blog post. Now it’s the spook-tacular last day of the month. I am not dressing up but Rose the dog might. That’s her in the photo, wearing MY new Ambler hat…she … Continue reading

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Back to business, back to work.

I wrote the title for this post on the Labour Day weekend, inspired by this poster. Then I got interrupted then here we are three weeks later…how does that happen? I have been busy doing.           … Continue reading

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This is how I am rolling today.

Before I begin, remember my disclaimer! The Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) Board has a large workload on at the moment.  The negotiations between the Alberta School Boards Association (that is our Provincial Association, the “voice” of all 62 locally … 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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I Can See Clearly Now…

I’m a bit of a grad ceremony junkie. I think it started with those of my own kids. That first taste of hope, achievement and excitement, mixed the quiet sadness that accompanies any rite of passage, means I’m addicted for … Continue reading

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Painted Stones, the “Real World”, $$$ & Hope

I made a new friend on Facebook today… it was a serendipitous mistake.  W.B.* had made a humorous comment on a post by a friend. Another W.B. is a friend of mine who does not “do” Facebook. Since the privacy … Continue reading

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Alberta Education Budget: No Pot of Gold.

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, I give you a vision of that which Alberta school board trustees can only dream: a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that is Inspiring Education. She said, with tongue tucked … Continue reading

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Trust, Learning & Innovation

It was a double bill.  In the first feature at the CRPS public board meeting on December 7th, two teachers and two students from Canmore Collegiate HS presented pictures and stories about their days spent aboard a tall ship. They shared … Continue reading

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