“I am a part of all that I have met…” Tennyson I read something recently that really resonated with me, that the source of frustration can usually be traced back to unmet expectations. I wish I could tell you where I read it but I do not remember. It was somewhere on the Web, the vastness of which continues… Read more →
A dream is a wish your heart makes…
It has been awhile since our last F2F but it was good to have time to talk with my fellow C21-ers and to participate in all of the engaging sessions our fearless leaders have prepared for us. I always feel empowered after a Face 2 Face! Hearing what others are working on inspires me and having their feedback on my ideas helps… Read more →
Coming soon to a blog near you!
I’ve been working on my next blog post for awhile now but I got a bit stuck. It’s coming though! In the meantime, I found this, and I liked it, and I wanted to share it…stay tuned… Read more →
My Life as a Hamster
“Teaching, in its truest form, is simply inspiring other people to inspire each other, and to learn and grow together. It is about connection…” –Mary Tarashuk I keep thinking about why I do what I do. I believe that relationship and connection are the most important parts of teaching, and I want to be the kind of teacher who nurtures children’s… Read more →
Blog post delayed due to giant boulder!
Don’t worry, I’m fine! Just trying to write my Action Plan blog post while trapped under the giant boulder of expectations… While trapped under this boulder I did manage to read this blog post about meaningful teaching. It’s kind of miraculous when you find someone writing about the exact thing that you are personally experiencing. Wasn’t it C.S. Lewis who said,… Read more →
Cooking up an idea…
I’ve just finished cooking Guancetti di Manzo, a dish of beef braised in red wine. As I was preparing it, I tried to practice mindfulness, focusing my attention and bringing it back to the task at hand each time I found my mind wandering far and wide. I was moderately successful at noticing the orange of the carrots, the crunch of… Read more →
Design sprint storyboard gone wrong!
My ideas of what should be happening in my classroom in the first five minutes of class…. quickly deteriorate into some very bad ideas…candy for everyone! Read more →
Welcome to Cohort 21
Welcome to Cohort 21. This is the first post on your new blog. This journal is an integral part of your Cohort 21 experience. Here you will reflect, share and collaborate as you move through the C21 learning cycle towards your action plan. Cohort 21 is a unique professional development opportunity open to CIS Ontario teachers and school leaders who… Read more →