Author Archives: colleenkr

Listening

Yesterday, I listened. Doug Peterson recently spoke with Stephen Hurley on VoicEd Radio and together they discussed one of Doug’s blog posts which highlights some of the work by educators in Ontario.  I paused when I listened to these gentlemen … Continue reading

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Leadership: Faith in Others

  Somehow, through a series of fortunate events, I am benefitting from the support of other leaders.  My career is beginning to evolve and it is only through my relationships with strong and secure leaders that I am able to … Continue reading

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Creating a Test with Students

Tests = stress, but maybe there’s a better way to create them… My grade 11 class is studying the Renaissance, and we have been busy taking notes from the videos we’ve been watching that help us understand the era.  To … Continue reading

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“High School”

I am so incredibly proud of Josie, whose career in filmmaking is just around the corner…  

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Unexpected Inquiry Lessons

I didn’t plan for the conversations that happened in my classroom today. I’ve never had them with a class because I hadn’t thought this way before. Let me explain. My grade 10 art class is a unique bunch that thrives … Continue reading

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What do Educators Fear About Using Technology?

What holds us back from embracing technology in our daily practice? I’ll be talking about these fears with some colleagues in a few months.  I’d love to hear your perspectives.  Please share your ideas in the comments below.  Thanks    

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Self-Reg: a Summary in #Sketchnotes

Earlier this month, TeachOntario provided a Professional Learning Series session with Stuart Shanker, author of Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life, and founder of the MEHRIT Centre.  My current research into the … Continue reading

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