Empower #EmpowerBook

I was never a straight A student. I worked hard in order to “succeed” at the game of school. I always wanted to please and excelled at being compliant, the only problem was that this type of learning didn’t work well for me. Memorizing has […]

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Slow Down. They Can & They Will

The other day, my family and I were out grocery shopping (yes, it’s a weird thing we like to do together when we get the chance) and as we finished loading up the groceries into the van, my two oldest boys (7 and 4.5 years) […]

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Let Curiosity Lead the Way

Young kids are naturally curious, but they tend to lose it, or hide it, as they grow older. A baby for example is so curious about her environment. Everything is new in her eyes and she uses her curiosity to learn about her world. Fast forward […]

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My Confession #SocialLEADia

I’m very lucky in the sense that I’ve always worked for administrators who encourage risk taking, support me, and are always open to hearing about new things I want to try in the classroom. They open doors for me and try to eliminate barriers that […]

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BASICally, we need to raise the bar

This blog post is co-written by Lance McClard and Annick Rauch, after reflecting upon George Couros’ tweet (and the responses) as well as his blog post: Do the “basics” change over time?. Twenty first century learning has been a buzzword in education for quite some […]

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Zen & Year End

This is it. It’s a very busy and stressful time of year as I prepare to say goodbye to my 17 students, with whom I’ve spent an incredible year. It’s extra difficult as I’m also saying goodbye to my current school, École Marie-Anne-Gaboury, where I’ve […]

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Hop Aboard! #LAUNCHbook

Over the past couple of years, I’ve taken several risks in the way that I teach. Some were bigger than others, some flopped, some were okay, and some were absolutely amazing. Some have forever changed the way I do things meaning I will now never […]

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Building SO Much More Than a 3D Community

About a month ago, I posed this big question to my students: “Qu’est-ce qu’une bonne communauté?” (or “What makes a good community?”). Discussions and research in form of reading books followed to determine what in fact was a community. We then took several walks, taking […]

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Is Perfection Paralyzing You?

Imagine for a second that babies and toddlers were constantly paralyzed by the barrier of perfection, just as many adults are. Their thought process may look something like this: I better not roll over, because I have yet to learn how to sit. I better […]

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5 Senses Paw Patrol Inspired Episodes

In my post Hooks & Interests & Creativity, Oh My! I described a PBL project that was in the works. Now that we’ve finished (and showcased our hard work at portfolio night last night), I thought I would share with the rest of the world! Check out […]

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