Category Archives: Educational Leadership

Cultural Responsive Pedagogy: Reflecting on Purpose

As a write this blog as part of  my own going reflection and my Masters of Education course Innovation in Teaching & Learning , I can confidently assert that I value the enrichment of professional learning. Throughout the course my teaching career, … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Day of School!

It’s the start of another school year and I can’t believe that it’s been 13 years since I walked into my first classroom as a permanent teacher. The pre-day butterflies I had then have persisted each and every year and … Continue reading

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How worried should you be about the Ontario Sex-Ed Repeal? Very!

So, how dangerous is the recent repel of the Ontario sex Ed curriculum? Very. I don’t write this reflection through the lens of a physical education specialization or experience – far from it. However, I reflect if my own children … Continue reading

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It’s not my Classroom: Reflecting on Cultural Responsive Pedagogy

If you’re a teacher, my sincere hope is that you can appreciate the need to serve students as individuals; recognizing that each child is shaped by a personalized narrative that can very much determine, or at least help shape, their … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year. The ISU (Does it Really Matter?)

Although its been nearly twenty years since I graduated high school, I remember that chapter of my life with incredible fondness and clarity. I remember the movies my friends and I went to see, the hijinks of school dances, romantic … Continue reading

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Be Adventurous and Brave

It’s Sunday morning, Oscar day (my Super Bowl ), and I’m writing this post mid-flight on my way to Timmins to give a presentation tomorrow to Northeastern Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary teachers.  This is a bit of … Continue reading

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Targeted Skills Development Matters

As a high school teacher, I can openly assert that much of the conversation around assessment is grounded in a post-secondary conversation. The culture of assessment in high school, for the most part, is still focused on a self-proclaimed awareness … Continue reading

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