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Launching and Initiating a Growth Mindset in Science

Core Concept Science 

This is an overview in its original form to parents, explaining what we had done, why we had done it and what had changed in our approach to teaching Science. 1,125 more words


I am excited to announce that I have accepted a position teaching Outdoor Ed and some senior sciences at Selkirk Secondary School in Kimberley B.C. for the 2014-2015 school year. 75 more words


Ready to Go

I have spent the better part of this summer making educational connections. It has been great. Now it is time for the rubber to hit the road. 231 more words


The Changing Role of IT Leaders in Public Education

As school districts grow, shrink, change, evaluate and all of the other things we’re doing, I wonder if we’re reconsidering the role of our IT Leaders in public education.   866 more words

‘’A Learning Walk through Science (Part 2)’’

Reflective Practice and Critical Pathways of Thinking


“An unexamined idea, to paraphrase Socrates, is not worth having
and a society whose ideas are never explored for possible error…
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Teacher Only Day - UnConference

Newlands College had its inaugural UnConference this week and the day was a brilliant success. For me the high points were:

  • The opportunity to hear from voices I haven’t heard form before that are often hidden in the staffroom,
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Surprise & Delight on the First Day of School

I moved with my family from Western New York to Northern Kentucky just over 4 years ago. It was a big move for us in every way, including new jobs for both my wife and me: Gwen as a college professor and me as a school principal.   1,142 more words