Author Archives: Ron Sherman

About Ron Sherman

I am the principal of Salmo Elementary/Secondary School, a small rural K-12 school in the Kootenay Lake School District. Happy to be part of the Grand Conversation, moving learning forward and joining with great people every day. Runner, triathlete, skier, blogger, loving husband and father of 2 great boys

Principal’s New Year’s message


Happy New Year to one and all! Here’s hoping your holiday was safe and restful, and that you are all recharged by a couple weeks of relaxation and family time. For me and my family, we are most grateful for the … Continue reading

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Principal’s Welcome Message 2015-16


Greetings to all staff, students and families as we begin an exciting new school year in Salmo! I’d like to personally welcome everyone back after a very enjoyable summer of rest and relaxation! We are preparing the school for the … Continue reading

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Summer message


June 2015 It has been my pleasure to serve as Principal in our Salmo schools this year. And thank you to everyone who has made my first year a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. I have found the community to … Continue reading

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Deeper Learning day #2; your System map


I really enjoyed our “Deep Dive” on day #2, the extended activity where we explored the idea of school as a system, and worked from this axiom: Our systems are running perfectly! They’re doing exactly what we’d designed them to … Continue reading

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Deeper Learning 2015 at High Tech High; Day 1


Our first day at High Tech High in San Diego did not disappoint. There were so many gems throughout the day, by the time we got to the screening of “Most Likely to Succeed” in the evening our brains were … Continue reading

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Collaboration or mining the blogosphere?


Ah spring break. The chance to catch up on professional reading, writing in my blog, re-connecting on Twitter and the like. For me things have changed a fair bit in the last year, including my move to Salmo Elementary-Secondary School … Continue reading

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Failure as a Catalyst: How to Develop a Growth Mindset


Failure as a Catalyst: How to Develop a Growth Mindset.

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