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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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The Sacred Task


How do you respond when others become angry with you?  As a leader, your ability to receive anger with grace is a foundation for building trust and stronger relationships.  And let’s face it, leadership sometimes involves pushing people outside their … Continue reading

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Creating a Sense of Urgency (but not too much)


When I first began my journey as an administrator, I was given a copy of Leading Change by John Kotter. Although primarily a book for business leaders, there are a few points which I’ve thought on and which have an … Continue reading

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5 ways the marathon has informed my leadership


Last weekend I had the pleasure to travel to Vancouver, BC to participate in their annual international marathon. It was their first year on a new course, and for those of you looking for a scenic event, I would highly … Continue reading

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What does Personalizing Learning mean to you?


Over the next few days, I’ll have the opportunity to think a bit more deeply about a few key concepts as they relate to my school.  And I have to admit a bit of a weakness on my part, with … Continue reading

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5 ways Social Media has made me a better educator


As I prepare to leave for the BC School Superintendents’ Winter Conference in Vancouver, it’s given me pause to reflect on the ways I’m using Twitter, blogs, and all other types of social media to deepen my practice.  And as … Continue reading

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Refitting the ship (without drydock)


As a child, I have very clear memories of the work my father used to do in the shipyards of Vancouver. For several years, he worked on the BC Ferries famous “stretch and lift” program, in which four of the … Continue reading

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