A learning eco-system where the fluidity of where student thinking occurs is based upon the needs of the child and is framed to encourage critical thought, creativity and collaboration with a diverse group of peers. The world is ever changing and the “institution of school” is evolving with it. For those of us who want […]Read More Picture This!
Last night was our K-5 Opening Night presentation at Dubai American Academy. We began the night with a welcome from our entire staff, then delved into the the Vision for learning at the Elementary School and finally our parents were off their child’s classroom.Read More Opening Night 2018
Last week was National Indigenous Peoples Day. We recognized the day at the beginning of the day with our students. What makes this day important for our school is that we have been on a three year journey as a school delving into our connections to the Squamish Nation and Coast Salish People, the indigenous content of […]Read More O Siyam
Create a short, sharp and succinct description and visual portrait of your school. This was a challenge our Superintendent Chris Kennedy laid before us today. These are known as “elevator pitches” which Inc.com explains as “a well-crafted ad…a personal 30-second TV spot: It should be a simple-to-grasp promotion that’s catchy enough to not let your […]Read More Caulfeild in 150 Words
These are the words of wisdom I shared at our Grade 7 Farewell ceremony today… The Chicago Bears The Spirit Bear The Grizzly, Black and Brown Bear Yogi Bear Smokey the Bear Paddington Bear The Three Bears Gummy Bears The Bad News Bears The Caulfeild Bears I know that at your age, sometimes when we […]Read More Words of Wisdom 2017
Last week I participated in my first Ignite session as a speaker. It was a very inspiring night with a host of wonderful ideas being shared. This blog post is what I presented over 5 minutes (20 slides set at 15 seconds each). I used to live in Kitsilano and while I was there the phenomenon of […]Read More What’s my Possible?
Each month our Parent Advisory Committee holds monthly meetings to discuss PAC related issues. During these meetings I deliver a Principal’s Report filled with interesting matters about the school. This past week, rather than sit and talk about the wonderful aspects of Caulfeild iDEC, I walked our parents around the school to add a “show” […]Read More Making our Learning Visible