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?
Last week the administrators of West Vancouver returned to work for our annual beginning of the year conference. This is a wonderful opportunity to both reconnect with one another and share ideas around moving the learning in our schools forward. One of the ideas presented was Sugata Mitra’s SOLE project (Self-Organized Learning Environment). The goal […]Read More Taking the First Step can be the Hardest
If you are doing something you love, an hour feels like 5 minutes. Sir Ken Robinson Our committee has spent many “5 minute blocks” over the past few months organizing TEDxWestVancouverED and it has been the ultimate Passion Project. Where did TEDxWestVancouverED come from? Over my years spent in Japan, I became quite a fan of […]Read More My TED Journey – A Personal Passion Project
A few months ago I attended my first EDCamp. My only prior knowledge about EDCamps was that the participants’ interest determined the workshop topics and it was a great opportunity to connect with other educators. This EDCamp also featured a “who’s who” of local innovative educators on Twitter such as: Chris Wejr, Neil Stephenson, Aaron Akune, Gino […]Read More Connecting and Innovating
On October 17, 2012 I stood on the roof of Africa. It was an incredible feeling watching the sunrise over the clouds and Mawenzi Peak below as a vicious wind ripped over the summit. When we arrived everyone, climbers and guides, stood together for a team hug and embraced a moment we had been visualizing […]Read More Connecting with my Climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Prior to Spring Break, Elementary Vice Principals in the West Vancouver School District met to share what was happening in our schools. Although we are a small district and speak frequently, it was a great opportunity to gain insight into current initiatives and learning. Our dialogues enable us to be savvy about what is happening […]Read More A View from the Small Office