To SWIPE or not to SWIPE?

Director of Transportation - That is indeed the question that has been asked, again and again in many different ways, of our transportation staff. Why do our children have to SWIPE their bus pass? It is something else to remember along with lunches, jackets and...

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Confessions of a Former Coding Teacher

Superintendent of Schools - My major in my B.Ed is in computer science. When I went to university in the late '80s, I was the only new teacher (for about three years) graduating from from the College of Education that had a computer science major. At that time,...

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Why are we learning this?

Numeracy Specialist - I am often asked, "What is the difference between mathematics and numeracy?” Although the difference is subtle, it is important to consider. For me, mathematics is the discrete abstract science of number, quantity and space. Numeracy, however, is...

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A Glimpse of the Future

Director of Human Resources - For those of us who haven’t spent much time on university campuses recently, the landscape has truly changed. Spending a few hours at the Werklund School of Education’s (University of Calgary) Interdisciplinary Learning Showcase last week...

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What are the Traits of Your Ideal Team Player?

Superintendent of Schools - One of my favourite business/management-type authors is Patrick Lencioni. Lencioni has written 11 books, many reaching the national best seller list for his genre. His most ‘famous’ business book is likely The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,...

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Is Anyone Paying Attention?

Principal, W.G. Murdoch School - This fall I’ve had the opportunity to transition into one of life’s most challenging roles: Hockey Dad. In between scoping out potential homes once my son makes it to the NHL (kidding) and running him around to rinks on Sunday morning...

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