Category Archives: Educational Leadership

It’s not my Classroom: Reflecting on Cultural Responsive Pedagogy

If you’re a teacher, my sincere hope is that you can appreciate the need to serve students as individuals; recognizing that each child is shaped by a personalized narrative that can very much determine, or at least help shape, their … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year. The ISU (Does it Really Matter?)

Although its been nearly twenty years since I graduated high school, I remember that chapter of my life with incredible fondness and clarity. I remember the movies my friends and I went to see, the hijinks of school dances, romantic … Continue reading

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Be Adventurous and Brave

It’s Sunday morning, Oscar day (my Super Bowl ), and I’m writing this post mid-flight on my way to Timmins to give a presentation tomorrow to Northeastern Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary teachers.  This is a bit of … Continue reading

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Targeted Skills Development Matters

As a high school teacher, I can openly assert that much of the conversation around assessment is grounded in a post-secondary conversation. The culture of assessment in high school, for the most part, is still focused on a self-proclaimed awareness … Continue reading

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Deja Vu – It’s Education Conference Season

The Matrix: The education conference circuit is in full swing and common language is being shared: Student Voice, Tech-Enabled Learning, 21C, Collaborative Inquiry, Digital Portfolios, Creativity, Critical Thinking …… the rhetoric goes on and on (as part of the machine … Continue reading

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What’s the Point? The Importance of Integrating Tech with Purpose

In a recent Faculty Reading entitled Articulating Learning Outcomes For Faculty Development Workshops by Dr. Jack MacFarlene, the importance of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) is expressed in ensuring that post-secondary students have an active and continuous understanding of where their … Continue reading

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From the System: My Self-Directed Need to Return to the Classroom

Why Go Back? Let me begin by saying that I haven’t watched Jerry Maguire recently and that this writing is based purely on personal reflection and not an extravagant attempt to bring life to a mission statement regarding educational leadership. … Continue reading

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