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The Germans Love Physical Education

I don’t know how YouTube algorithm for suggesting videos works, but one entirely German video has changed my Phys. Ed. planning for the entire year. And I. AM. SO. EXCITED! I try to find as many different ways of incorporating sports and skills, and try to get away from the big sports so that they…

The End Of #ETFOAQIICT 2

As this leg of my learning journey comes to a close, I am left to ponder what comes next. I am overawed by my colleagues from such diverse school boards around the province, and humbled to learn from them throughout the course. This diversity gave me pause again to reconsider the words of Michael Fullan…

#TrueNorth18 – An Experience

I had the opportunity to attend part of the #TrueNorth18 conference, put on by Communitech. It was a tremendous experience, not only in awe of the venue and the speakers, but the content of the topics as well. Some context… I get trapped in the EduTechBubble, where everything I see and do relates back to…

My Issue with 1:1 and Webquests

I think I have found my philosophical buttons. I come to my teaching each day satisfied in my notion that waiting, or even wanting, 1:1 device to student ratio is not only irrational, it can be detrimental to the learning that I am attempting to get my students to do. I find that 1:1 puts…

Reflecting on Reflecting

“Reflection is part of your work” However long this learning journey is, it has been made easier by the reflection that I do. Early on in my career, I tried to hide the disappointing, the embarrassing, the “not good”. It was uncomfortable to think about, and, in my mind, the traits of an unsuccessful teacher.…

And the Excitement Grows!

I am so excited to be learning from Marian Small tomorrow at her Math Leadership institute. I have been very grateful for the learning opportunities I have had with Kristin Phillips, a lead math learner in the WRDSB, and I hope to add to my knowledge bank with Marian Small tomorrow. I have never felt…