Category Archives: Blogging

Out of My Mind

I picked up Sharon Draper’s “Out of My Mind” after signing up my class for the Global Read Aloud 2013.  It is a brilliantly written novel intended for young adult readers.  However, it is really a story of triumph and … Continue reading

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A Genius Wish: Blog More & Learn More

I wish I blogged more on my professional blog.  An ongoing Genius Hour challenge  I have for myself throughout the summer and into the next school year is to blog on a more regular basis.  Currently I blog about once … Continue reading

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Sharing Genius Hour – “Simple to You and Amazing to Others”

Genius Hour and other models of student inquiry are necessary if we are going to spark the thinkers of the next generation to great heights of innovation, self actualization, and self-regulation of their learning. The next step we as educators, … Continue reading

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Share it Maybe? – Share it and Choose2Matter!

It is has been a while since my family and I first watched the video below. With a 3 year-old and a 19 month old at home you can imagine how much of a hit seeing Cookie monster singing would … Continue reading

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1 More Fun Lane to Travel In

This post is inspired by Karen Lirenman (@lirenmanlearns). Her post “Why I Blog” was noted in this tweet I came across: I respect Karen tremendously and was intrigued about what was powerful enough to be said in so few words. … Continue reading

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1 Genius Thing We Did in Our Class This Year

This is a post long in the works and one that has seen many different versions prior to me pressing the publish button.  I hope you enjoy. This past year I shared with my grade 7 students an exciting and … Continue reading

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365 Opportunities to Learn – My Story

Lots of exciting learning going on in the Surrey School District I teach in. Thank you to Kristy Sveinson for starting the “Teaching Ideas” group on Facebook around April of last year.  At that time the few people I chatted … Continue reading

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1 of the Best Things We Did in Our Class This Year

I’m including the letter below to parents on my blog in order to help me share one of the best things I did this year.  Thank you to George Couros (@gcouros) who inspired us in a recent professional development session to connect … Continue reading

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One Word Challenge

In coming across this challenge I was thinking what would my word be. I am someone who often thinks about what I could be doing differently to help myself, my family, my colleagues, my students, and my world. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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KidBlog.org

This is a repost from my previous blogging platform.  Enjoy! I’m hopeful to find some ideas about how to use the KidBlog.org blog that I set up with my class most effectively.  It is a site that allows you to create … Continue reading

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