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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Challenges. Soft Skills. Growth.

Spring is finally upon us and with that, new activities begin. My three youngest boys start soccer this week, but my oldest decided against soccer this spring. Caden played hockey this winter (Go White Jets Go), and once the season was over, he was asked […]

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Why do you persevere? #IMMOOC

Last week, in my post Not Easy, but Worth It, I wrote about the hard work that often goes unnoticed when looking at success. I wanted to build on this post because I’ve been thinking about reasons why people are more likely to persevere when […]

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Where Will the Water Take You?

Standing on the river bank, I was listening to the calming sound of the water rushing by. The water was crystal clear and just beautiful (nothing like what we have in Winnipeg). I dipped one toe into the cold water and started thinking about how […]

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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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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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Takeaways & Lingering Thoughts

George Couros… he’s had quite the impact on my career in just a few short months. I only picked up his book, The Innovator’s Mindset, in September in order to participate in the first round of #IMMOOC, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Last week, I […]

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