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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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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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Magic, enthusiasm and lifelong learning

“I always say three things lead to success: hard work, talent (a little bit of talent doesn’t hurt) and enthusiasm. If you have two of these three, you’ll succeed – as long as enthusiasm is one of the three.” We … 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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Metaphor for Hope

This Amaryllis bloomed spectacularly (this is the second quadruple flowering in seven days) after thrusting up nothing but leaves for two successive years – despite the most assiduous and tender care. I am working on a future post on assessment … Continue reading

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Pesky elephants & naked emperors

If there was ever a time to appreciate critical thinking, it’s during an election campaign. Politicians yammer in our ears trying to distract us from the issues. They use fear and personal attacks at worst, or reduce complex questions to … Continue reading

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The Kids Are All Right

Actually getting into schools to take part, to be present, is one of the best parts of trusteeship. This past week’s board meeting was held at Exshaw School. We were treated to Fourth Grade audio-visual presentations, created by the students … Continue reading

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