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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Make it the Best Year Yet

Here we are, with a new school year just around the corner… It’s almost go-time! Being a part of the new innovative staff who’s been hired to open up École Sage Creek School this September, I’m very fortunate to have a one of a kind […]

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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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In Only One Year…

If you are open to it, inspiration can come from anywhere! This post is inspired by Dave Burgess, who is always willing to help me navigate these pirate waters, and by Timehop, the app that’s constantly reminding me where I used to be and how […]

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