Parent Teacher Interviews: Time for a Make-Over?

By my calculations, I've attended about 104 parent teacher interviews which ended Thursday as my youngest of 4 children graduates from high school this year. While I'm sure I missed the odd one, my wife and I attended all of these meetings. I wondered if this is still a valued experience or if things need ...… Read the rest

Am I Successful?

A few years ago I got a call from Elisa Carlson. She was inquiring about having me come speak in Surrey for their Digital Learner Series. I didn't know Elisa and she really didn't know me. As she asked about what I would speak about, she said, "I don't even know if you're any good." ...… Read the rest

Lessons From 70+ Ignites

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Over the past 18 months, I've hosted 8 Ignite Events as part of my role as Community Manager for Discovery Education. If you're not familiar with these events, here's a brief invitation I created for our upcoming event in Vancouver. I've heard superintendents, principals, teachers, community members and students share over 70 of these talks. Mostly ...… Read the rest

The Good Old Days

It's not my birthday. More on the photo in a bit. Today I was introduced by Jennifer Cronk as someone who has been around the world of edtech for a while. She's right. I started blogging 10 years ago, opened my twitter account 9 years ago. That's like a 100 in normal people years. It's odd ...… Read the rest

Joe Bower

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Today a Canadian hero in education died suddenly from a massive heart attack. Joe Bower as a middle school teacher from Alberta. He was 37 years old. I almost didn't write this since some folks had already written about Joe. But then I realized the more people know about Joe and his work, the richer his ...… Read the rest