Student-Centered Business Operations

This past October I celebrated my 25th year with Rocky View Schools! While attending the 33rd Annual Retirement and Long Service Awards Banquet, Oct. 17, 2014, I looked back on my career with the jurisdiction and concluded, “We’ve done it! I can proudly confirm that... read more

The Lucky Ones

As an adult looking back on my childhood and my youth, I have to say, “I was one of the lucky ones”. Despite having lost my father 13 years ago, his strong values, integrity, respect for others, and firm belief that his actions must guide the behavior he wanted to see... read more

We Are All Makers

The desire to make things with our hands is deeply rooted; think of the feeling of satisfaction you’ve experienced from creating something you were proud of. Listen to the engagement evident in these grade 2 learners as they talk about and showcase their art journals:... read more

What Does Achievement Look Like?

Recently, I was asked the question, “What does student achievement look like for an RVS student and/or how do you know?”  This is a complex question as it requires a definition of success and also speaks to the assessment and evaluation of success. I’ll try to tackle... read more

Enhancing Learning at Home

Parents are a child’s first and most important teachers and play a valuable role in their child’s education, both within and outside of school. Before children even begin formal schooling, parents play a key role in fostering a sense of curiosity in their children and... read more

How Open are You to New Ideas?

As an educator of young children, the question of how we engage children is at the forefront of everything we do. We are part of an age where children are entertained with “screen time” from their very early years. We are not in the classroom to “entertain” our... read more
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