This is High School

CBC has released an excellent series called This is High School. The 6 part series follows a couple of vice-principals and at a high school in Kamloops, British Columbia. Each episode features 2 students who have various challenges. While there are many documentaries out there about schools and education what makes this one worthwhile is the ...… Read the rest

Kids First or Learning First?

As educators, we are aware that our job is about children and providing them with the very best learning experience possible. However, any organization or system has those people who forget this and at times even act in ways that impede this mission. ┬áThe recent shifts to focus on learning as opposed to teaching along ...… Read the rest

The Unique Leadership Challenges in Education

Last Thursday I had the privilege of participating in a live twitter chat. Hosted by #MBEDchat in Winnipeg, about 30 folks gathered live and others joined online to discuss the topic of Leading Learning. Rex Ferguson-Baird and I led the conversation around 4 big questions. The first question we posed was: "What is unique about leading ...… Read the rest

When The Answer is Both

Should schools prepare students for college and careers or to be good citizens? Do we want students to get good grades or love learning? When it comes to teaching Math, should we focus on procedures or problem solving? Should learning be fun or hard? Do we want students to consume content or create content? Should we be using ebooks or ...… Read the rest