"I'll take complete responsibility for my decision," my 8 year old told my husband and I one summer morning while we were out on an excursion. Uncertain if he was making the wisest choice, his comment made us smile and we let him experience disappointment. I usually have two full time jobs - that of … Continue reading Have Your Child Experience Disappointment — it’s OK!
For four years, I was a Principal within a school community that I loved. I took a six month leave to spend time with my family and so had to leave my position at the school. I recall commenting to the VP that I didn't think I could get a school as exciting as the … Continue reading Launching a 21st Century School
To all my friends (mommies, daddies and munchkins) RE: Early Learning Apps -- listed in the following categories: Readiness Skills, Printing, General Overview Apps, Alphabet/Sound Recognition, Phonics, Spelling, Early Reading, Sight Words, Early Numeracy, Drawing, Music, Science, Create a Digital Story Book, Photo-Video Publishing, Reference Apps, Communication Apps Early Learning App Recommendations by Rosa
This clip provides a great opportunity for discussion for both the parent world and education system. What a fitting song and a wonderful reminder to not judge a book by its cover. Read the pages -- there is much to learn. http://YouTube.com/watch?v=ZsNlcr4frs4
Dear Div. 8, This is my last week in Hawaii. I'm sitting listening to the Canucks game after spending four hours at the beach. I've been listening to every Canuck game through an iPhone App called Tunein Radio. This probably is not interesting. To avoid a whole day of Show and Tell, I am going … Continue reading Dear Div 8 Part 2
Whenever I need some insight (especially in preparation for a speech) I ask my son. He has quite a bit of experience now that he's 8. He's been advising me for the past six years. I asked him what really matters in life. His instant response: hockey. So I rephrased my question by asking what … Continue reading Teaching Happiness in Schools
Aloha Class, I'm having a good time in Hawaii. Let me tell you about three of my highlights. 1. A visit to the zoo was awesome. The lion exhibit woke everyone up with its huge roar but we didn't get any good pictures of the lion because it was far away. But the tiger was … Continue reading Dear Div. 8