A phrase often thrown around in the education world is “you/they don’t know what you/they don’t know.” Whether speaking of student gaps in learning, reluctance of teachers in changing practice, or from administrators and “board people” seemingly not feeling the day-to-day pressures of … Continue reading What Does “You Don’t Know… What You Don’t Know…” Really Mean?
As I move into my fourth year out of the classroom in a system role, I have continued to become ever-growingly reflective on the experiences and opportunities I have been able to take part in and learn from. One area … Continue reading “The Classroom Chef”… More Than Just an Analogy!
So needless to say, my blog has not been nearly as active as I would have liked throughout the last few months (err… 8 is still few right?). What began as a slightly slower start-up to the school year ended up … Continue reading Looking Ahead… Summer Goals
It is hard to believe that December is coming up in just three days! Looking back upon the last few months there have been a number of memorable learning experiences – both for myself as a facilitator/coordinator, as well as a … Continue reading Checking In On #MyNewYearCommitments
My colleague, @MsLoneyMath, made the comparison that, for many, today is the real New Year’s Eve… the night before the start of the school year. This idea is echoed throughout much of social media with numerous posts, tweets, and photos connected … Continue reading #MyNewYearCommitments
As I begin my third year in a system role it can be easy to reflect on how different the week before the school year looks when outside of a classroom. Instead of setting up a classroom, organizing repertoire and … Continue reading The More Things Change…
As classes end in our secondary schools, and teachers and students transition into the exam period, I am often asked about what I do to ‘fill my free time’. It is hard to explain the busyness that comes with the end … Continue reading This is why we do it.