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Let’s Get Together presents a Virtual Parent Expo

So, how do you cover a virtual event live on the radio. Well, we're going to find out today as Toronto-based Let's Get Together takes its popular Virtual Parent Expo online for the day. Let's Get Together is a charitable organization that creates opportunities for...

Rethinking Giftedness

It's been a while since I've posted, but there's something that I have been mulling over that I really wanted to share. A few years ago, our school board made a concerted effort to champion growth mindset. I read the book, watched countless videos, and engaged in...

What’s The One Thing In Your Teaching Life?

This evening's #ONedMentors was brought to you by the film City Slickers and, in particular, one brief minute from the film featuring Jack Palance and Billy Crystal. It's the scene where Jack gives Billy, in a rather poignant way, gives Billy "the finger":...

A Word in Progress—Unpacking the Technologia

I've been fortunate to walk alongside Derek Rhodenizer since the start his latest Sunday night program on voicEd Radio. A Word in Progress seeks to dig deeper into some of the words that have become part of our discourse as educators. They are all very familiar. They...

According to the Map…

Since we are children, we are pressured into finding our passion early on. Not only must we find it, but also we are expected to pursue it and stick with it. We must have an idea in elementary, find it in high school, and pursue it in university. Quite frankly, I...

A Word in Progress: Teach Like Gord

On Wednesday morning, the country woke to the news that Gord Downie had passed and the ensuing outpouring has been nothing short of phenomenal. There have been stories told, songs sung and moments remembered. Even those of us who would claim only a tangential...

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‘Who is your target audience?’

I have been asked this several times in reference to my reflective postings. Mostly it is related to my podcast Chasing Squirrels. And the question lands on many different spaces for me.

Making an Impression- Debbie Donsky’s P3

Introducing Debbie Donsky is like explaining George Seurat’s pointillism.  Each element, every dot, each colour and texture contribute to the big picture. You see the whole work, and it’s amazing, but it truly becomes a masterpiece when you look at all the...

getting access – an EdCan Network talk

On Wednesday October 4th, I shared the story of the program I co-facilitate with @pamsheena, the kids that I support, and the context of challenge that wraps around the work. In the room were members of the EdCan Network, comprised of EDU upper leadership from across...

Put That in 140 Characters

I have been engrossed in the world of education lately, and ironically, had writer’s block trying to come up with a topic for a new blog post. Weeks had gone by, and I still couldn’t think of a topic I wanted to write about- until I looked down at my computer and...

On The Musical Side of Things- Matthew Oldridge’s P3

Matthew Oldridge is a Grade 7 and 8 Student Success teacher at the Peel District School Board. He is a father, a Math specialist and a TEDx speaker. He is working through the creative process as he prepares for his upcoming presentation at TedX KitchenerEd  on...

Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Teacher

Teaching is a career derived from passion, creativity and empathy. However, it is probably THE most misunderstood career as well! Here is a list I've compiled of the top 5 things you should never say to a teacher. Ever. “Tests are a good way to see if the teacher is...

This Week in Ontario Edublogs

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 BY DOUGPETE Author, Legendary Music Of All Times. (Aug 2, 2017). Magical Mystery Tour [Video file]. And, with that, we’re off on a magical tour of some of the great things written this past while by Ontario Edubloggers. #craft4change Technically,...

This Week in Ontario Edublogs

Week 1 winds down for most in Ontario schools.   I hope that it’s been a great one for you.  Speaking of great, here are some great posts from the blogs of Ontario Educators. What Are Your “Why’s?” If you need to read one post this week, it’s this one from Aviva...

A Homegrown Girl Who’s Going the Distance- Sarah Lalonde’s P3

As a teacher, my measure of a great project is when my students are excited for their chosen presentation dates because they are deeply engaged in the task. That same eagerness has come from a lot of my guests on The Personal Playlist Podcast, which originated as a...

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