Monthly Archives: August 2016

Everybody Leads…

So we have had an amazing start to the school year, and I couldn’t be more proud of our teachers, students and staff. It has been inspiring to see the attention that everyone has given to the relationship building piece, and truly … Continue reading

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How Dirty is Your Data?

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato My basic rule for data is, unless there is a life and death scenario unfolding, bad or unclean data is not going to be used. I have yet to encounter a … Continue reading

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Searchlight Souls

So there is nothing more exciting to me in my life than the first day of a new school year. Watching the kids spill off of the buses with wide eyes and nervous energy is an experience that never gets old, … Continue reading

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Three paradigms for home-school relationships

Like many schools, we are spending a lot of time with new families at the moment, especially in those cases where subject options have changes over the long break. Conversations about appropriate courses, between teachers, students and parents often foreground interesting different approaches … Continue reading

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Our Human Tapestry

By Barry Dequanne | Follow me on Twitter @dequanne The most moving and important testimonials about learning and school culture also come from parents, whose voices are critical to our collective partnership in support of student development. To complement last … Continue reading

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Inclusion – Our Obligation

By Barry Dequanne | Follow me on Twitter @dequanne It was one of those emails that catch your attention. Mauricio, then a fifteen-year-old student in a Brazilian school, sent an elegantly worded statement about how he taught himself English so … Continue reading

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Struggle & Triumph

By Barry Dequanne | Follow me on Twitter @dequanne “The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is … Continue reading

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The difference between teaching and learning

I once read that taxi-drivers in centrally-planned communist Russia were incentivised by rewarding them per mile driven. It stands to reason – after all, the further a taxi has driven, the better it must be serving the passengers, correct? Not … Continue reading

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Problem Solving with Technology: A List of Topics and Standards

By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Core Concepts and Definitions Digital Native is a term that refers to children who have been born after the advent of the modern personal computer and affordable personal laptop. There is … Continue reading

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