Category Archives: PLN

Reflections on PD

Today was the first full PD day I had with my new staff at Ridgemont HS. I’ve really enjoyed working with this great group of educators, but today I really got to see how these people work together to further … Continue reading

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Testing questions, questioning testing

One of the things I like most about being a Vice Principal is having the opportunity to go into many classrooms to see what and how students are learning, as well as how teachers engage their students.  Recently I had … Continue reading

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A letter to my teacher

It has been suggested to me many times at various PD events that teachers should take a moment to write a letter to teachers who were themselves influential and important to us. the Ontario College of Teachers’ publication Professionally Speaking … Continue reading

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Why Do I Call Myself and Instructional Leader?

It seems as though there is some strange confluence of events in my life these days. Last week I had a conversation with a friend who is completing her Principal Qualifications Program; she wanted to know how I view my … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Part 2

At the April 26, 2011, GCI staff meeting Giane Kedroe, Christine Mak-Fan, Sam Souannhaphanh, and Rupi Bergamin presented on the recent Garfield Gini-Newman PD on Critical Thinking. Gini-Newman is a Professor with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE/U of T whose … Continue reading

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Twitter, Wikipedia, MISA, & Cloud Computing

In the last few days I have come across a few interesting blogs and resources that are worth taking a look at on our quest for Critical Thinking in our classrooms.  Each of these resources came to my attention through connections … Continue reading

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