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Attempting to Make Learning Meaningful: #geniushour #mysteryskype #comments4kids #kidLitReview #kiva

This past week I was invited by Dean Shareski and Discovery Education to be part of the first Vancouver Ignite (#yvrignite) session host by the Discovery Education Network.  It was awesome opportunity to share some of my learning, experiences, and … Continue reading

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Sharing… Obvious to You. Amazing to Others

I am nervous and excited about my first day tomorrow.  As a new school year starts I am reminded about the brilliance of the students, teachers, and families around me.  I encourage you all to share your obvious with the … Continue reading

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23 Videos That Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions

In our classroom this year my colleague Gallit Zvi and I used many youtube videos to inspire resiliency, grit, and hope in our students prior to guiding them in formulating their inquiry questions about their passions and wonders during our … Continue reading

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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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Caine’s Arcade Style: Project Based Learning

We have been doing a lot of learning this year that is different than I would have imagined if you would have asked me 17 months ago. My teaching colleague, Gallit Zvi and I embarked on our own journey of … 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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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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Working on Presentation about “The iPad as an Assessment and Learning Tool”

This is a repost of a blog entry by my colleague and teaching partner Gallit Zvi. We are working on a couple pro-d presentation and would really appreciate the help of our awesome PLN. Any help you can give by … Continue reading

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