Beyond Hello: Ignite Your Passion for Discovery

Nov 26

Beyond Hello: Ignite Your Passion for Discovery

Cross posted on The DEN blogs It’s been a great privilege of mine to organize and host several evenings across Canada called “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery”. These evenings are held in a local watering hole and feature passionate educators from the Discovery Educator Network and beyond sharing a story of passion be it in their professional or...

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An Oscar Type Moment

Mar 11

During any talk or presentation I give I make sure that people can reach out to me to share a story, ask a question and even challenge me. I value the ways in which we don’t need to let a one time presentation but a one time presentation. Recently, someone shared a great story and I thought I’d pass it along here. It’s a story about gratitude, joy...

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The Digital Divide: Live With It

Jan 29

The Digital Divide: Live With It

The term “digital divide” is often used to describe the inequity in regards to access and ability with technology. It’s a thing for sure. What I’m talking about here is the divide that digital brings in relation to our existing model of education. For years I’ve been hearing districts talk about “closing the achievement gap”....

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Whatever Happened to Joy? or A Culture of Joy: Part 2

Jul 02

Whatever Happened to Joy? or A Culture of Joy: Part 2

In May I was fortunate to be able to speak at TEDxWestVanEd. Some outstanding talks that I’d encourage you to peruse for yourself. If you’ve never been to a TEDx event, I highly recommend. Knowing how long it takes to craft a 15 minute talk, you know folks are giving you the good stuff. It’s probably pretty apparent if you follow my work at all...

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The Stupidest Creative Act

Jun 29

The Stupidest Creative Act

I was honored to be chosen to give an ignite talk during the opening session at this year’s ISTE conference in San Antonio. A few random thoughts: These are hard to do I tried to submit slides that contained video and transitions but that wasn’t allowed I’d love to see more of these sessions I think smaller ideas are better and more interesting...

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I.S.S. The Collaborative Lip Dub

Apr 09

I love this song. I love what Commander Hadfield has been doing as part of his mission. He’s done an outstanding job in bringing us into the world of space travel and along the way reminding us what a wonderful world we live in. I love lip dubs. I’ve been part of making a few. While they’ve been around for a while I think they represent the power...

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