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Oh oh. I’ve been to another conference….

 From the EdTech Summit, Toronto, March 4/5 2014 BYOD, MOOC, MDM, DRMS.  Greek to me, or geek to me?  My two days at the EdTech Summit in Toronto were interesting, enlightening, engaging and useful.  Here is an overview of the … Continue reading

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Secondary Leaders Showcase Best Practices

February 2014 How do you know when classroom practices are changing?  How do you know when the impact of leadership reaches the classroom level?  These are important questions that serve as the focus for the work of secondary administrative leaders … Continue reading

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Leading by Learning

At our annual secondary leaders’ retreat, school superintendent Kevin Godden reminded the secondary leadership team that our role as engaged leaders is to push, to prod, to ask provocative questions and to cause learning through professional interaction with teachers who in turn provide high-quality, engaging learning … Continue reading

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Demonstrations of Learning – Changing Summative Assessment

My previous blog post highlighted the reflections of a student at Rick Hansen Secondary School in Aviation 12 who gave a compelling reflection of her learning in Mr. Newton’s Physics class.  I was struck by the final assessment given for … Continue reading

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In Her Words. Aviation 12 – an engaged, relevant classroom.

Ian Newton came late to teaching.  After a career in engineering and aviation, Ian found a new calling in the classroom at Rick Hansen Secondary School in Abbotsford, BC.  He teaches Physics, where he has turned his love of flight and his passion … Continue reading

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Lessons from China

I had the pleasure of visiting schools in Shandong province in China in early September as part of a launch of a new program with our partner school, Gaomi No 1 High School.  Specifically, I visited with grade 10 Chinese students who … Continue reading

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Personalizing High Schools

I recently attended ASCD Spring Conference in Philadelphia.  My session was the two day Pre-Conference on Personalizing High School put on by Joe Di Martino author of Personalizing the high school experience for each student, ASCD, 2008.  He has also … Continue reading

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