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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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Lafarge Canada – a good neighbour and friend to Exshaw School

I often use this blog to thank those who support our schools.  It’s little enough to do when the contributions are so valuable, so needed and do such good things for kids.  In this “grip and grin” photo above, the … Continue reading

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Science Fair 2012: A whole lotta learning going on!

So pleased to be invited back to the Annual Canadian Rockies Public School District Science Fair. First and foremost, a big shout out to Shari Worobey, uber-organizer, and to Canmore Rotary. Shari once again had her ducks – and all … Continue reading

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Old school lessons learned in the kitchen

As we continue to talk about transforming (rather than reforming) the education system, I’d like to share a couple of simple lessons I’ve learned, and then tie them together at the end, à la Aesop fables, with a moral. Lesson … Continue reading

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Community partners: we can’t succeed without you

Ruth Snyder, Alberta public school board trustee from Northern Lights School Division #69, wrote a blog post today to acknowledge the contribution made by peace officers working in the division; their wages are paid by the MD.  She says “I’m … 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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Seeking the perfect superintendent of schools…

So, since I did a guest post for (@d_martin05) Dave Martin (I love the title of his blog: Real teaching means real learning) I continue to reflect on formative and summative assessment, rubrics, teaching/learning, curriculum, etc. School Board Chair, Kim … Continue reading

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Transformation of education = the key to happiness?

Last Wednesday evening, October 12th, Sir Ken Robinson’s speech in Banff bracketed two events dealing with the transformation of education. This presentation acted as the closing speech for the OECD: Innovative Learning Environments Conference (#OECDILE) and the kick-off keynote for 21st … Continue reading

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True teaching and learning? I don’t think so!

This quote from comments on an article on education reform in the USA chills me to the bone. It bespeaks such a profound misunderstanding of what constitutes true teaching and learning. “One skilled teacher can effectively teach about twenty five … Continue reading

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A Learning Vacation

The last six weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, but also provided an opportunity to reconnect with family, friends and colleagues. The Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA) Congress 2011 was hosted by the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association in … Continue reading

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