Realizations from the side of the desk of a Principal. It's education. There is no more money. There is no more time: there are 24 hours in the day. It's also the greatest job in the world, so let's get on with it.
“We need more risk-takers!”“We need to build a culture that not only accepts failure, it rewards it.”“I just want people to take a few chances around here. You know, to try some new things.” In my position as District Principal of Innovation, I am constantly hearing these sorts of expressions from educators throughout the system
The more I think about new initiatives and changing education, the more I believe that Dan Weiden got it right.In August of 1988, when there would have been a high degree of likelihood that I was sporting acid wash jeans and a styled perm, the aforementioned Mr. Weiden coined a phrase in his work as
This week, a team of six teachers from our school and I were fortunate enough to attend High Tech High in San Diego. Several years ago I had heard Larry Rosenstock, the founder of High Tech High, speak at a conference that I attended. I was captivated by his ideas around the equity in education,
The number of students taking online courses in British Columbia is growing. And while this growth has slowed slightly in the last couple of years, the impact of the rapid increase from 30000 to nearly 80000 unique students taking one or more courses since 2008 in BC distance education facilities is something that I have
“Would I want to do this?” What if we approached lesson development for our classes with this simple question? When I ask groups that I work with to come up with the conditions that make up their “learn best whens” for students, typically the participants come up with something that looks like this (this one