Trying to grow and sustain a book club over 5 months has been a real experiment.  It all culminates in the biggest and best conference on educational technology in Ontario (maybe Canada!) which is the Bring IT Together conference.  If you’ve never been before, you’ll find a whole bunch of people who want to enable […]

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This week I’ve been focused on the overall message when reading pages 98 to 113 about how discrimination is embedded in the structures of our schools. I feel very protective of public education and how it needs to be accessible to all who attend.  Specifically, authors Zac Chase and Chris Lehmann highlight the barriers to […]

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Zac Chase and Chris Lehmann ask us: What do you think school should be doing? What is the role of school in the modern world? What does success look like? Leah Kearney, Kristy Luker and I took these questions apart a bit.  Here’s how it went: LEAH: I posed this very question to my Faculty of […]

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Author Benedict Carey made this quick video to summarize some the findings he uncovered when writing his book “How We Learn”. Benedict Carey: unlearn everything you’ve learned about learning from frank on Vimeo. As a teacher and/or as a parent, what are some of the learning structures you put in place?  Are there methods you […]

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What are the 3 qualities you admire most in your favourite school administrator ever?  Here’s what our group inside TeachOntario said: “…openness, approachability, and excellent communication skills, an understanding of academic subjects, a belief in trauma-informed classrooms, and a positive, trusting attitude towards their teachers.  I have had Principals whom I knew “had my back,” […]

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