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August is dead to me

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

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There are changes in my life…

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

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August 1980 to June 2016, then on

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

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Motivation is an Extreme Problem

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

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Sometimes the Bear Eats You, Work Flow Fail

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

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Why creativity and Genius Hour are important

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Canadian Heritage Fair

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Citizenship in the Digital Age

  

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Commonplace Books

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

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Improvisation

   Last evening our #saskedchat conversation focused on blogging. I moved into the conversation late with the assumption we were discussing professional, reflective blogs like this one. After following the exchanges, I realized much of the conversation was on classroom … Continue reading

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