Girls in STEAM

Technology Learning Specialist – On Nov. 23, my colleagues and I had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of 50 girls, their teachers and guests at the Girls in STEAM Day. STEAM is the integration of science, technology, engineering and math with the arts to...

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Making Learning Meaningful

Director of Schools - For generations, learners have been asking the questions, “Why do I need to know this?” and “When am I ever going to use this?” I am convinced that if we wish to engage our learners, we need to start by considering these age-old queries....

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Add Another One to the List

Superintendent of Schools - There are so many jobs I could not do. I am consistently impressed with the skills of others and after watching them for a bit, I start to wonder if I could pull off what they are doing. Upon reflection, I normally come to the conclusion...

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What is this “coaching thing” all about?

Literacy Specialist - Uh oh. You have been assigned a new role this year (team lead, literacy lead, FI lead, coach, etc.) and you aren’t sure what this is all about. Well, that’s quite a natural feeling. These job terminologies imply that you will be working in a...

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The Need for Balance

Director of Schools - As an educator, I have always believed in the concept of “lifelong learning” and have, throughout my career, challenged myself to continue to learn and improve. Over the past couple of years, I have taken a keen interest in taking good...

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Digging into Our Results

Superintendent of Schools - This week we will present our proposed Annual Education Results Report (AERR) to the Board. I blogged about this earlier this fall, but now we've laid out the various survey results, achievement measures, transition data, drop-out rates,...

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