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?
This year we have been exploring Learning Spaces as part of our Dare to go Further journey with student learning. As a school that has implemented the IDEC model, we have transformed the way students think through their experience with inquiry-based learning. Our students know how to ask critical questions to delve deeper into their understanding […]Read More Engaging the Third Teacher
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
Ever since I can remember November 11th has always been very significant to me, because it has always been personal. I remember growing up watching the CBC’s Remembrance Day service from Ottawa every year with my father. My father was always very stoic as he watched but the sadness in his eyes could not be missed. My father never […]Read More Remembrance
I love this video because we have all been there. Maybe not looking down from the top of a ski jump, but doing something that instilled an element of “hesitation”. No matter the scaffolding of skills or amount of experience, when something new and challenging arises, that fear of the unknown, that fear of failure […]Read More Dare to Go Further
After a year of planning, TEDxWestVancouverED became a reality on Saturday, September 27. At 8:30am three hundred educators, parents and members of the community began their day at the Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver, Canada to hear how our speakers were Rethinking Education. We broke the day into four sessions with an incredible array of speakers: […]Read More TEDxWestVancouverED
A couple of days ago I saw a few former students who I had the pleasure to teach when they were in grade four – during my first time at Caulfeild Elementary. They were at the school to play four-square and see if the rumour was true, Mr. Cantlie was the new principal. In our conversation they told me […]Read More Leaving a Lasting Impression