My One Word For 2015

Give.  It’s that simple. Giving in the sense of sharing what cannot be seen but only can be felt. Give kindness.  Give time.  Give consideration.  Give love.  Give praise. Give patience.  Give humour.  Give positivity. Give focus.  Give empathy.  Give inspiration. Give to others. What do other need from me? Give to myself.   What […]

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ASPS is in the pink!

Meme goes on…la, de, da, de, de

And the meme goes on. Sue Dunlop, a colleague and friend invited me to join in.  This is a neat way to get to know each other by sharing some facts about yourself and reaching out to others to do the same.  And as Dean Shareski comments, “it’s just an excuse to write, which is never […]

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Staff Learning & Capturing Voice

Learning alongside is powerful and builds collective efficacy that nutures relationships, trust and risk-taking. On April 9th, 2013, the @AncasterSrPS Grade 8 teaching staff and I spent time learning together with @bloggucation and @mrjarbenne. The day’s theme focussed on sharing their wonderings and questions about our Grade 8 students transitioning to high school. The “how” […]

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Blog Day at ASPS

Snow Day is a Learning Day

I’m a wee bit late.  Sorry about that.  Better late than never, right?  Very excited to be joining in the #ETMOOC. Here’s how it happened.  Keep your eyes open and imagine snow, sleet and ice.  Yes, that’s right today was a snow day in my part of the world. Schools closed. It happens in Ontario, Canada. […]

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A Collaborative Learning Culture in the Digital-Age

This week Jared Bennett and I presented at the ECOO 2012 Conference themed Learning in the NOW Century. This post shares about a component of the presentation. Context: The importance and necessity of creating a collaborative learning culture with others isn’t new. In fact, it’s actually quite quotidien in life because we are social beings […]

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To Share Is To Learn

Knowledge is power. NO. Knowledge is power when it is shared with others. YES.   Sharing your knowledge and thinking can be done in many ways.  It can be done using words, images, actions and numbers.  Why do we share?  We share because it is social and we are social beings. Sharing is learning and […]

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An Animoto About Me

Is Your Connectedness Showing?

The Web is connection.  It’s about how google, twitter, skype, text, facebook,webinar, podcasts, blog posts, skype, wiki and so on connects us.   Thankfully, the list can, does and will go on and on. I’m grateful for my connectedness and how it shows.  There are limitless ways to connect in today’s digital world. This is how we […]

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