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Feb 6, 2015

What’s the Point?!

By | 2015-02-06T07:15:37+00:00 February 6, 2015|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

Sadly, one of the most enjoyable, meaningful and challenging learning opportunities I had did not take place in a classroom. It took place in my backyard, during summer break, when I finally responded in the positive, to enough prodding from my wife and begging from my then three young girls to build the girls a [...]

Jan 12, 2015

YELLING AT STUDENTS IS A BAD IDEA…

By | 2015-01-12T07:01:00+00:00 January 12, 2015|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

I lost my voice again this year. Couldn’t speak at all. Croaks, whispers, whistles and frantic waving of hands in gestures not even remotely resembling sign language were all you could get from me. It happens about once every school year, and you think I’d learn… A bad idea.  Yelling at students is a bad [...]

Oct 10, 2014

Who Are Ya?

By | 2014-10-10T07:52:27+00:00 October 10, 2014|Elementary, Faith|

Imagine thousands of angry people pointing their fingers at you, repeatedly yelling at the top of their lungs, “Who are ya? Who are ya? Who are ya?”  Pretty stressful, right?  Source: Vancouver Sun Opposing players taking a corner kick at a Vancouver Whitecaps game know this feeling well, as the infamous Southsiders try [...]

Jun 6, 2014

The Year of the One-Eared Bunny

By | 2014-06-06T07:16:37+00:00 June 6, 2014|Elementary|

“Nice dance moves, Buddy!” I wasn’t sure what my brother, calling from Edmonton, was talking about. But then he noted that he had recently seen the Inside Out launch video and proceeded to regale me with how much his daughter—my niece—was killing herself laughing at her Uncle Seth dancing in the library with his students. [...]

May 2, 2014

Minecraft: Teaching Tool or Time Waster?

By | 2014-05-02T06:32:53+00:00 May 2, 2014|Elementary, Middle School, Technology|

You can’t make a very good birdhouse with a set of tweezers. Eventually, you might squeeze a few nails into the right places, and I suppose if you got a splinter, at least the tweezers would be more helpful than a hammer.  When you want to do a job well, it’s important to choose the [...]

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