Monthly Archives: April 2015

#MakeSchoolDifferent: 5 Things to Stop Pretending

You would think that a simple question would be easy to answer. Heather Theijsmeijer and Doug Peterson challenged me make a list of 5 things we need to stop pretending in education, but this post has taken me days to … Continue reading

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What is My Role?

This morning, I read Nicki Morden-Cormier’s post about applying the ‘C4L’, a.k.a. conditions for learning.  She reflected on our school board’s Learning Leadership Team meeting last week, and I was glad to re-live the experience through a different lens; one that … Continue reading


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Teaching and Growing

Each semester (or year, if you’re an elementary teacher) is a fresh start, a new life.  You have new students, new personalities, and new dynamics.  There is so much to learn, and it’s all so exciting!  Wonderful young minds come … Continue reading

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A Student Reaches Out to Clara Hughes

Clara Hughes is one of our country’s best advocates for raising awareness of mental health and its issues.  On June 21, 2014, #ClarasBigRide came through Nipigon, allowing people in our area to be a part of something wonderful:  a chance … Continue reading

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