Ask not what your community can do for you

In his recent post on this blog, Thomas Elbel argued that community engagement in education is more important than ever before, and I couldn’t agree with him more. I believe we are in the midst of reimagining the role of community in our schools and the role of... read more

It Takes a “Community” to Raise a Child

The traditional African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” is often used in education. I would argue that community engagement is more important today than ever before. Community businesses and organizations can play a meaningful and significant role in... read more

One Last Word

My first blog to introduce the start of Rocky View Schools’ Four Year Planning Process was over seven weeks ago. Since that time a thorough engagement process has taken place to gain feedback about the draft goals and outcomes. Meaningful conversations have occurred... read more

Measuring Success

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. My first blog tried... read more

Are You Ready to Create Positive Social Change?

Engaging students should be at the forefront of everything we do as educators. We know that once students are engaged, learning is more likely to be alive and fluid. There is nothing more energizing than seeing children’s eyes light up; their excitement is contagious!... read more

Creating a Safe & Caring School Culture

“Building a safe, caring and inclusive school culture means teaching it minute by minute, day by day, integrating it into discipline practices and curriculum, using instructional models that provide practice in social and relationship skills and, most importantly,... read more
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