Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spring has Sprung!

So I wrote a similar Springtime post to this a couple of years ago, and to be honest I love the following poem and quote so much that I thought I’d share them again. There’s something about this time of … Continue reading

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Senses Working Overtime

Hey, hey the night fights day There’s food for the thinkers and the innocents can all live slowly All live slowly… I found myself humming an old XTC song this afternoon and didn’t know why. And then it hit me … Continue reading

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Checking for Understanding

So over the past several months, my outstanding Vice-Principal Bret Olson and I have made a point of getting into classrooms to watch our Middle School kids in action. The best part about this experience for us has been the … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

So one of the reasons that I love spending all day with Middle School kids is because they are constantly reminding me about what really matters in life. A day doesn’t go by without me being inspired by their openness, … Continue reading

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Embrace the chaos: A lesson in disruptive innovation

Is this my time or your time, Mr. Hand? There’s no shortage of great classroom moments in the movies, but Mr. Hand’s management of the chaos in this classic is pretty good. (Hard to believe it’s almost thirty years old). … Continue reading

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‘When will we ever learn’

Just back from an another international education conference – where international school heads came together to once again attempt to unpack the sticky issue of teacher evaluation. And I just don’t get it. Did I miss something? How is it … Continue reading

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Surviving a Recruiting Fair: A Game of Musical Chairs

Now that February is safely behind us I can look back at the recruiting fair I attended last month, and let out a sigh of relief.  For anyone who’s ever attended one, they can understand that describing it as stressful … Continue reading

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Taking a Day

So I love Sundays…it’s the one day of the week that I take time for myself and do the things that I really want to do. I forget all about my job, the deadlines, my work stress, and my professional … Continue reading

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It’s not always logical…

The Logical Song Yes, that’s Ringo on the drums. Yes, this song is as overused in its reference to schools as “We Don’t Need No Education” by Pink Floyd, but Supertramp is one of my all time favorites and deserves … Continue reading

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