Oct 3, 2016

The Grapes of Learning

By | 2016-10-03T13:32:56+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 | 2016-02-29T09:09:30+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 [...]

Jan 27, 2016

Do You See What I See?

By | 2016-01-27T18:50:47+00:00 January 27, 2016|21st Century Learning, Secondary|

BY MIKE RIEZEBOS: Secondary Math TeacherWhat do you see when you look at the picture above? A student’s first car? A vehicle ready for donation? A hunk of junk?Well, it isn’t any of the above. It’s my car, or as it’s affectionately known by the staff, the “Pi Mobile.”My wife wants nothing to do with that car [...]

Dec 14, 2015

Lights, Camera and put into Action

By | 2015-12-14T10:00:51+00:00 December 14, 2015|21st Century Learning, Secondary|

Three years ago, I went to Duncan Christian School to watch our ACS Knights play at the provincial volleyball championship. They went into the tournament through the back door because a team dropped out and came into the tournament ranked 12th out of 12 teams. It was a fantastic tournament to watch because they slowly [...]

Dec 7, 2015

Good Learning Looks Like This

By | 2015-12-07T09:08:14+00:00 December 7, 2015|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

I can now legally drive any vehicle (except for a semi or a motorcycle)!  Let me tell you more…With more of our fleet of busses coming equipped with airbrakes, I wanted to make sure I could still take the preschoolers for their first school bus ride. I was ,therefore, encouraged to get my airbrake certification. Facing [...]

Oct 22, 2015

How NOT to be an Artist

By | 2015-10-22T06:50:09+00:00 October 22, 2015|21st Century Learning, Art & Music|

BY JONATHAN BOERSecondary Art TeacherThere is a poster out there entitled “How to Be An Artist.” It’s a list of things an artist is supposed to do, like “plant impossible gardens,” “take moonbaths,” and “invite dangerous people to tea.” If this poster is the definitive list, I’m not an artist.The only things on that poster [...]

May 11, 2015

100 Chairs for Parents

By | 2015-05-11T09:03:30+00:00 May 11, 2015|21st Century Learning, Elementary, School Vision|

Remember Curriculum Chapels?For several years, each grade level needed to present something about what they had been learning about in class. With a mission statement that says, “all of life under God,” everything we do is worship. It made sense to do chapels in which our learning was presented as an offering of worship.One of [...]

Apr 20, 2015

I Avodah, Do You?

By | 2018-04-15T22:10:05+00:00 April 20, 2015|21st Century Learning, Faith, Middle School, School Vision|

Almost one year ago, I wrote a blog post on my trip to Greater Los Angeles to check out Christian colleges with my daughter. This year for spring break, my wife, Sharon and I took our two younger kids back to LA to visit our older daughter who has settled in to Providence Christian College [...]

Apr 17, 2015

Got Grit?

By | 2015-04-17T09:02:07+00:00 April 17, 2015|21st Century Learning, Middle School, Whole Child Education|

The Middle School was a slightly hazardous place to visit in mid-March.  You ran the risk of being hit by long range paper airplanes, out in front of the school. Upstairs, you had to navigate through a giant pile of newspaper, dodge a Ping-Pong ball and watch your step for errant marbles.  Why did we [...]

Mar 10, 2015

Whales, Water, and Wonder

By | 2018-04-15T22:09:00+00:00 March 10, 2015|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

MONDAY, 7:25 am I am sitting on a BC Ferry with 25 very excited and energetic grade 8 students. We are on our way to Swartz Bay, where we will board another school bus that will take us to Victoria's Inner Harbour. Once there, we will board the two-masted schooner, the “Pacific Grace,” to spend [...]

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