Monthly Archives: October 2014

Google Exec Disrupts Innovation

Eustace Breaks Record I live at an altitude of 5,000 feet above sea level (1500 metres). It seems high when I look down at the tiny headlights of cars passing in the night. The other day, Alan Eustace detached himself … Continue reading

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We Teach Who We Are

One of the many facets I appreciate about the education profession is the opportunity to begin each year afresh as part of a continuous cycle of renewal. The new relationships, new challenges, and new learning and growth opportunities offered during … Continue reading

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Sebastião Salgado: Genesis Project

I was grateful for today’s opportunity to visit Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis exhibition at Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil (CCCB). The legendary Brazilian photographer worked on the Genesis project from 2004 to 2011, engaging with the most remote locations on Earth. He describes … Continue reading

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Digging Deep – Assessment

So over the last couple of weeks we’ve been going through the process of interviewing several outstanding educational leaders, who have jumped at the chance to apply for next year’s vacant High School Principal position here at AC. It’s absolutely … Continue reading

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Happiness 101 with Erin Threlfall

In my last post I asked the question, should we be teaching kids how to be happy? Thank you to those of you who wrote in to share your thoughtful comments and resources. To examine the subject further, this month … Continue reading

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What I Know About Kids…

  So I was speaking with a young, prospective teacher the other day about his future in education, and at the end of our conversation he asked me a really good question…a question that I had to stop and think … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Your One to One Program is Failing

1) You haven’t had an honest conversation about adult control; If you think about it, the phrase “one to one” democratizes teaching and learning by putting the teacher and student on equal footing, doesn’t it? Have you been fact-checked during … Continue reading

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Untethered

“You are so brave.”      “I can’t believe you are doing this.”      “I would never be able to do this.” The above quotes are from my friends who are not International Educators. They are not from people … Continue reading

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Flipping Out Over On-Loom Learning

IMG_4366 Everything was going so swimmingly as we ate our sandwiches together and my daughter multi-tasked with the pleasant voice of a YouTube video showing her how to make the infamous “Panda” on her rainbow loom. Then, “SNAP”, one of … Continue reading

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You Are The Weather!

So there’s this little girl that I know who might just be the happiest person that I have ever met. I fortunately get to see her every morning, and her contagious warmth, smile, and attitude brightens my mood without fail, … Continue reading

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