Friday’s final Face 2 Face session at Hillfield Strathallan School was a wonderful wrap-up to a very busy year of Cohort 21. I came away with a wealth of new ideas from Cohort 21 colleagues, lots of library insight from my library cohorters @lmustard and @jweening, some great affirmations from fellow participants and a lovely […]
I began the 2015 – 16 school year with great optimism, and a spirit of adventure. It was wonderful to be back at SCS after a year away for my second maternity leave, and I was thrilled to finally be involved in Cohort 21, a program that I’d heard so much about and had […]
So, here we are in February. After every Cohort 21 F2F session, we’re given time to blog, but I find I need time to process my thoughts, think about everything that’s happened during the day, incorporate all the interesting conversations I’ve had with inspiring cohort members, make notes on useful ideas etc before I commit […]
I shared my Cohort 21 experience on Independent Ideas, the blog of the Association of Independent School Librarians.
Following on from my last post, I’ve taken some time to consider my action plan, think about what my needs really are, and think more carefully about the process. This post will consider the Design Thinking process we undertook at The York School in November, and help me work through my thoughts as we come to the […]
I knew I wanted my Cohort 21 action plan to focus on something to do with planning and organization, perhaps looking at paper vs online planning (I am a paper planner, but do see the huge benefits of an online calendar), or how students use paper vs online calendars (and why we as a school […]
To say that my brain hurt after this Saturday’s Face 2 Face session at The York School is probably something of an understatement. I am still processing, pondering and reflecting on everything I learned, heard and experienced. I spoke to so many people, yet also managed to find some quiet time to reflect and think. […]
When I teach library and research skills to students, one of the first things we discuss is ‘who, what, where, when, why and how‘. So, where better place to start? Image source WHO? Oh, the people! I spoke with educators from all over Ontario; with French teachers, chemistry teachers, tech integrationists, experienced teachers and new teachers, and I […]