Opportunities Abound Outside Your Comfort Zone

Have you ever looked around at teachers you admire and wondered "How do they do that? How do they have so much energy? It's like cool opportunities just fall in their lap!" I used to think like that. Then I discovered something... opportunities don't fall in people's laps. People work for them. And that energy?…

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So Many Silver Linings

This past week I had the pleasure of co-hosting a TweetMeet with some of my fellow Digital Lead Learners @GEDSB21C: Teaching in the Cloud, in collaboration with #MSFTEdChatCA and I have to say, it underscores what a powerful tool Twitter can be -- truly to my amazement. Let me explain... It wasn't so long ago…

The Long Dark Days of November

"The Long Dark Days of November" was actually an agenda topic at our most recent staff meeting. The general conversation surrounded how many of us, especially our students, may be feeling at this time of year. My principal outlined a couple things to think about - it's midterm so many students may be disheartened because…

Don’t Just Interrupt – Disrupt

Definition of disrupt a :to break apart - rupture b :to throw into disorder  c :to interrupt the normal course or unity of I have interrupted my normal course plans temporarily for special occasions and other timely reasons, but until recently I had never really disrupted my routine. This past month my class and I have been involved in…