Category Archives: Education

It’s That Time of Year…

Media Smarts’ annual Media Literacy Week is just around the corner. Taking place Monday October 25 to Saturday October 30, Media Literacy Week provides educators with an intentional opportunity to learn, unlearn and relearn as it pertains to media literacy … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude

This past Saturday, I wrote a blog post for the St. Oscar Romero Catholic Secondary School website, where I proudly serve as a Vice Principal. In the post, a Thanksgiving message to the school community, I wrote about the importance … Continue reading

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Team Jess: A Reflection on Schooling Today

Last night I finished the culminating activity for the last course of my MEd program while Gilmore Girls played in the background. With such vibrant dialogue, every episode of Gilmore Girls plays like a soundtrack of rapid beats, fluid rhythm … Continue reading

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The Connected Classroom: Transforming Education Through Community Partnership

As I settled into the realities of the COVID pandemic with the “unprecedented” becoming a “new normal,” I did find myself missing the new learning that comes with being creative. As an educator with a film background, I’ve been so … Continue reading

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Not All Kids Are Alright: COVID Schooling, Resiliency and Toxic Positivity

Over the course of the past few years and most certainly during COVID, much has been said and written about resiliency. Just Google search “resilience and COVID” and you will find countless articles from scholars to basement bloggers like me. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Failing Math, De-Streaming & the School Year Ahead

It’s been 25 years and I remember the summer of 1996 like yesterday. Excited to enter Gr. 11 where I could finally take the media courses I’ve been waiting for, I had to defeat my math demons first.  Like the … Continue reading

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The Power of Story: An EdxEDNYC Reflection

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to moderate a breakout session as part of the EdxEDNYC conference. This is a New York Department of Education Conference that originates from the collaborative and innovative spirit of educators at Hudson High School … Continue reading

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[Coming Soon] Create. Curate. Connect OAPCE Webinar

In all of my years as an educator, I’ve been deeply committed to my own professional learning and have always found so much joy in sharing, connecting and supporting others in their own learning journey. Whether it be tech-integration or … Continue reading

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Exploring Mindset: A Focus on Intervention

Looking at pressing realities impacting education today, COVID-19 pandemic emergency and remote learning has placed a direct and bolder spotlight on issues of inequity that exists within schools and districts. This is a reality that I’ve worked to address in … Continue reading

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[Podcast Review] Reflections from my AM Walk Part 1: Brene Brown and “The Heart of Daring Leadership”

Over the course of the past few days, I’ve been finding myself quite restless. Like so many educators, my mind is continuously spinning. Although I’m no longer in the classroom, my role as a Vice Principal is to be in … Continue reading

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