Category Archives: Family

5 Takeaways from #DENSI2015 – DAY 1

I feel extremely excited to be here in Washington, DC for Discovery Education Network’s (DEN) Summer Institute. DENsi2015 (DEN – ES – Eye). As a newbie I was welcomed into the DEN family with an inspiring and welcoming first day. … Continue reading

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The Joy in Saying “YET!” What a 3 Year Old Can Teach Us About Having a Growth Mindset

The other day I took my 3 and 5 year olds to a playground at a local park prior to watching my wife play her slo-pitch game. My 5 year old easily crossed a chain bridge and then my 3 … Continue reading

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How Do You Define It? How Bad Do You Want it?

This year my colleague and teaching partner Gallit Zvi and I showed an inspirational video “How Bad Do  You Want it?” just before our school’s annual Terry Fox Run.  We wanted to engage students in a discussion about success.  Students … Continue reading

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Making the Most out of Every Second

Below is a video shot in a relatively short time span this morning while my wife was running errands and I was hanging out with my 3 year old and my 21 month old.  It is a video inspired by … Continue reading

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1 Reason to Be Proud: Jared Connaughton

I sat down this afternoon excited to watch the Men’s 4×100 meter final at the Olympics today.  Canada had a team in the final that qualified 3rd.  I wasn’t expecting a gold or a silver because it was a forgone … 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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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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Personal and Professional Growth

  This is a repost from my previous blogging platform. 2011 was a rough one for me personally with the passing of my father but on many levels it was a truly exciting time in my life.  My 2 ½ … Continue reading

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