Louis Riel School Division’s first ITHappens EdTech Conference marked my first professional development session for the 2016-2017 school year and it was a great day of learning! In my attempt to document and reflect a bit on my learning (versus tucking a folder of notes away in my filing cabinet never to be seen again) I… Continue reading ITHappens Tidbits
At one of the many workshops I was able to attend this past school year, another teacher at my table was raving about a book she had read called Mindset, and how it had changed the way she talks to her students and children (specifically when praising their work). I added the name of the… Continue reading Mindset
This month’s #blogamonth topic is about embracing the NEWs. A new year brings forth abounding NEWs. Whether it’s new students, new classes, new subjects, new roles, new learning, or all of the above, the NEWs (not to be confused with the news) keep coming and are personal to our own experiences. One way to take on… Continue reading Churchillian Mantras to Live By
Given some of the emotional struggles I witness in my students and my own kids, I am always looking for ways to better teach them social-emotional skills, in the hopes of better equipping them to deal with stress and big emotions.
This next post is of a much more personal nature and one that I am writing more for therapeutic reasons. It is a post to honour my dad in light of some tough news we have just received. My dad has always been my greatest role model in life. He really has been/is an exemplary… Continue reading Tom’s Teachings