2016 in Photos and Video

Well, here it is, the moment you've been waiting for. 2017 will be my 10th year of taking a photo a day. It's partly an act of mindfulness, partly documentation and by now pretty much a habit. While many people have on occasion,¬†taken on this task, few have done it for as long and I don't ...… Read the rest

The #deanie Awards

Last year I started this on a whim. I decided to make it the second annual #deanie award.   I stated much of what was behind these awards in that post from 2015. Let me add to that a tweet I made for David Truss as he develops a twitter guide for educators. @datruss Don't forget it's called "social" ...… Read the rest

Surprisingly Awesome

In a world where information and ideas are everywhere, I'm fascinated when people have a healthy obsession with something and go into great detail to analyze and deconstruct a topic or idea. Sometimes it's the topic itself but more often than not, it's the person's enthusiasm for the most minute details that keeps me interested. As a ...… Read the rest

Community Stories

I'm often reminded that I have one of the best jobs in the world. Getting to work with districts around the world, I continue to value and appreciate the high quality of people who have dedicated themselves to helping young people. Being able to spend time with these people and hear their stories, encourage them ...… Read the rest

When Beauty Leads to Empathy

I've been blessed to speak to a variety of audiences and events around the world. But in September¬†it was my great privilege to speak alongside my youngest daughter to a TEDx audiences in West Vancouver. Having spoken in West Vancouver a few years ago, I was asked to return. A few weeks before my invitation, Martha, ...… Read the rest