Tag Archives: Gallit Zvi

Focussing on Happy Moments

I’ve struggled to write this post for a long time.  I was going to sit down and write it as I approached each century mark, and I couldn’t bring myself to write because I didn’t know how to clearly share … Continue reading

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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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BYOD Permission Permission Form and Device Registration Form

Last year my colleague Gallit Zvi underwent the big task of tailoring a BYOD use policy for the students in our classes and school.  Thank you to her for all her efforts.  I’ve adapted the form she created last year … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. McDonald, I Will Never Forget Genius Hour

Near the end of this post is an emailed letter I received from a thoughtful grade 7 student the day after our final day of school.  It warmed my heart and brought a tear to my eye.  It will have … 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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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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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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A Thank You Letter

“Great ideas are born from the need to follow your dreams.” — @PoetSayings  Follow them and share your story!  We will all benefit! Dear Gallit, Together we embarked on a learning journey together with no wall, 2 classes, awesome students, supportive … Continue reading

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Genius Hour Manifesto

Gallit Zvi, Denise Krebs, Joy Kirr and I collaborated to write the “Genius Hour Manifesto” It was published in Education is My Life (@edismylife).  Thank you A.J. Juliani for giving us the platform to share our insights.  Genius Hour is a passion of ours, and we are excited … 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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