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June and July are summer here in Saskatchewan as far as I’m concerned. I celebrate June’s pleasures during recess, long evenings, and brief weekends, while wistfully wishing someone authoritative would agree Saskatchewan schools should be on holidays. July in Saskatchewan … Continue reading
It’s Monday morning and my resolution to meet the #saskedchat blogging challenge this summer slipped by. Meditating on the topic, I perused my three common journals covering the last twenty years. I fell into the practice during a year of … Continue reading
Some figures are easy to calculate, others become muddy or I cannot keep them in mind – sometimes that’s a good sign. I stepped into my first classroom at Government Secondary School Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria August 1980, freshly graduated … Continue reading
I agree with John Spencer, motivation is differentiated. We are often overwhelmed by movements searching for the magic bullet that will solve one educational problem or another. It is important to keep our understanding of the varied types of problems … Continue reading
I finally had that heart attack I’ve been promising my colleagues since my sick days began to accumulate. “I’m saving them till then, cough, cough.” In a whisper. In retrospect, I don’t think anyone, barring the accounting department in personnel, … Continue reading
Behold, the power of the commonplace book, a system with deep historical roots. As author Steven Johnson says: Scholars, amateur scientists, aspiring men of letters—just about anyone with intellectual ambition in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was likely to keep … Continue reading