The Gift of Learning

Teachers wear many hats and parents wear many hats, too. What is becoming more and more obvious to me as my children go through school is that being a teacher and a parent comes with many challenges. I’ve written about some of these challenges in […]

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Find Your Voice

Grandma & Writing Making and taking the time to write has been a challenge for me lately. I could probably list a million and one reasons why; life is absolutely crazy, but it was even busier last year and I was writing more then. I […]

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Creating the Best You

Meeting the needs of our learners is a complex task. First, it’s important to consider those we serve, to really get to know them and build relationships. What I did last year won’t necessarily work with my students this year, and vice-versa. Constantly adjusting our […]

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What if I kept my promises to myself?

Last week, I got to spend some incredible time with Katie Martin, author of Learner-Centered Innovation. While Katie and I have known each other since the first round of #IMMOOC (which was two years ago), and have continued to develop our friendship since, we had […]

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Risk-Taking Made Easier

Risk-taking is not always an easy task. Staying in our comfort zones often comes more naturally. We can get caught up in the: “This is too scary.” “What if I fail?” “What will others think of me?” “Maybe I’ll just wait until… tomorrow, next week, […]

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Knowledge is not Power

We’ve all heard the saying “Knowledge is power” and although most people tend to nod in agreement, upon further reflection, I would argue that knowledge itself isn’t power… it’s what you do with it that’s can be powerful (or not). When I think of this, […]

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Intent and Impact

Have you ever had anyone try to dismiss your feelings because they had good intentions? Or maybe it was the other way around, you used good intent as an excuse to validate your behaviour without considering how it impacted those around you. Don’t get me […]

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