Jan 16, 2017

Barbies, Fairy Tales and Overhead Doors

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 January 16, 2017|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

Just before Christmas, I wandered around the middle school campus, observing students and teachers. It’s one of my favourite things to do during the day--so cool to be a witness to learning! I was struck by how incredibly busy our halls are, reinforcing for me the fact that our hallways really are extensions of our [...]

Dec 1, 2016

Coffee and Purple Cows

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 December 1, 2016|21st Century Learning, Admin Staff|

I love Starbucks. Yes, the coffee is great and yes, I love the brand that they work hard at portraying. Here’s the real reason: they don’t advertise on TV. I love the fact that Starbucks is considered one of the current, most recognized brands in the world (along with Coke, McDonald’s and Apple) and they [...]

Nov 14, 2016

Silly Answers to Good Questions

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 November 14, 2016|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

I was taking a first year Canadian history course and my professor asked the question,“Why do you think there was a law in Lower Canada that prohibited the cutting down of oak trees?” I thought to myself, “Oh, I know this one!” A little background is needed here. I was almost finished my degree, but [...]

Oct 3, 2016

The Grapes of Learning

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 October 3, 2016|21st Century Learning, Admin Staff|

Two weeks ago, I (along with a few colleagues) spent some time at a Christian Schools Canada Conference for administrators across Canada. Our keynote speaker was Andy Crouch (coincidentally also the keynote speaker for the InspirED teacher’s convention this week). Andy is the senior editor for Christianity Today and was formerly a Christian contemporary singer songwriter. [...]

Feb 29, 2016

Ground Control to Major Tom

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:20+00:00 February 29, 2016|21st Century Learning, Admin Staff|

Ground control to Major Tom…Ground control to Major Tom…Hopefully by now, as a reader, you have started to hum the 1969 pop hit, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and if you really enjoyed that genre and type of music you are well into the second verse in your mind by now…This is the song that [...]

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