Beware of Maya

The title of this post is an homage to my favourite Beatle’s best album, and one of the songs on it that hits me most.  What inspires this post, though, is the amazing letter written by jazz…

Ordinary Being Awesome Now

I’ve been thinking about positive projects to inspire my students.  I took a few students to the Junior Empowerment Conference last month and they were struck by stories of the Holocaust.  I have also been…

The Struggle With Tech and SAMR

I think I forgot I had this blog.  Actually, I didn’t, but I was caught in one of those cycles of:  too much going on but want to write to too little going on but…

Small Goals for the Year

I ended the last entry with “What’s one small thing in your practice you would commit to changing?”  As I have reflected where I want to grow this year, I have landed on these 5…

Thinking Big While Doing Small

It’s hard to believe that this is the first post I’ve made for this school year.  I ended last school year contemplating the nature of change in practice.  I feel like it’s going to be…

Change Starts in the Mirror

Fearless of flying but I’m tired of climbing And this time I’ve got to go all the way And if I don’t make it you can’t say I faked it Or that it didn’t matter…

#MakeSchoolDifferent

Where do we go? And all the people they sure don’t want you to know They don’t want you to know Living in chains, thoughts rearranged You got a worried mind all the time Turn…

Post-EdCamp Hamilton 2015 Reflection

Should’ve learnt my lesson long, long time ago Should’ve learnt my lesson long, long time ago Bored like a mule, I’ve always learnt my lesson slow Rory Gallagher, Should’ve Learnt My Lesson, 1971 I attended…

Observations, Reflections, and Growth

Let it grow, let it grow, greatly yield. What shall we say, shall we call it by a name, As well to count the angels dancing on a pin. Water bright as the sky from…

Change Is In The Air

There are so many feelings to follow So many chances to take So many ways you can stumble Someday your heart’s gonna break Kris Kristofferson, Closer To The Bone, 2009 Change is in the air……

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