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It has been a few weeks since the first EdCamp Ashland (@EdcampAshland) took place and I wanted to take an opportunity to reflect, recap, and thank & acknowledge the people and organizations who made it possible.   653 more words

Grow your career like a rockstar

There is ongoing development in New Zealand of our “Teaching as inquiry” model. It was added to our new national curriculum in 2007 as an expectation that teachers formally record inquiries into aspects of their practice which they felt required challenge, research and improvement. 405 more words


A Message For Charter School Teachers During National Charter Schools Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, 2016

In recognition of National Charter Schools Week and also Teacher Appreciation Week 2016, I want to take the opportunity to share my appreciation and gratitude for our incredible Performance Academies team of teachers, and 14 years of successful work together alongside our students and families. 1,068 more words


From Student to Teacher

It’s been 16 days since classes have ended. 10 days since my last final for my degree. And  8 days since I started solo teaching. That’s right you read that correctly, 2 days after I wrote my final exam I started teaching. 227 more words


Tackling Gaps Collaboratively

I had a wonderful day today in two intermediate classrooms where we are digging deep with algebraic thinking. We’ve really slowed down the curriculum train and are allowing for students to uncover the “rules” and expectations. 475 more words


Poetry. The Forgotten Genre

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say… But to say what we are unable to say.

Anaïs Nin… 89 more words


Factory education fails everyone

Reminding teachers of what it’s really like to be a student in school is one of my favourite professional pass times. I was presenting at… 719 more words