In a few days, I’m taking on a new role with a secondment to the Ministry of Ontario in the 21st Century Learning Unit. I’m feeling bittersweet about the new role; sad to be leaving my school and all of the wonderful students, teachers and parents I’ve come to know in my short time as…Read More
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Art Miles Japan — Our successful completion!
BIG congratulations to the Grade 6s and Mme Caudarella from École Edward Johnson who participated in a Global Project called Art Miles Japan this year. It is coordinated through the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN.org) and is a fabulous way for students to have a global learning experience. A teacher is matched with a…Read More
Art Miles Project – Our Mural Arrives From Japan!
I’ve been working with Siham Caudarella and the students of her Grade 6 class this year on an international project called Art Miles. This is one of the fabulous iEARN.org projects that make global collaboration fun and a great learning experience for students. Art Miles is a new one for me this year; I’ve been…Read More
Back to the classroom…Here we go! Part 1
I’m headed back to the classroom .5 this fall as I also move into my new role as Vice Principal. So, after about 7 years of being in a central board position, I’m back at it with lots to be reminded about; different deadlines, report cards (writing and reading), assessment and tracking and the weekly…Read More
Art Miles and Google Lit Trips
One of my favourite things to do with students is connect them globally with others around the world, and I’ve written about that here in earlier posts. I’m starting to daydream about getting back to a school one day soon, and one of the things I’ve missed is participating in, not just suggesting, some of…Read More
Shattered and Sundered – A Film Tribute to Canadian Veterans in WWI
It’s been exciting to see a project in which my son Kieran is involved take shape this past year. Filming is about to begin and Director Jeff and his team have been crowd sourcing some financial support in order to make their film as professional as they can – and they’ve met their goal! This…Read More