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November 5, 2019

I committed an absolute no-no. I included a book on my "must read" list to my PD attendees without first reading it. And I'm not talking maybe 10-15 people saw this list. Hundreds. Maybe a thousand. I suggested a "must read" book to hundreds of educators (teachers and...

October 29, 2019

For the first eight months or so of living in Saudi Arabia, I kept a regular blog. My target audience was my friends and family back in Canada and, as such, I made sure to check off as many privacy buttons as possible and only shared the link with those I wanted to rea...

June 17, 2019

I spend A LOT of time researching instructional technology, talking about instructional technology, and writing A LOT about instructional technology. But what do I "think" about technology? At the core of who I am and what I do, what does technology itself mean to me?

I...

May 29, 2019

Today, there is a lot of excitement happening in our front yard. My husband, my 83 year-old dad, and our 86 year-old next door neighbour are drilling holes for the new fence to be built. My husband has been plotting this for WEEKS. He has consulted with fence building...

March 21, 2019

One of the best professional development experiences I’ve been a part of was a Critical Friends group at International Schools Group in Saudi Arabia. The last Tuesday of every month, our cadre would gather and engage in discussion protocols around topics of importance...

January 31, 2018

 One of my personal flaws is that I get trapped into falling down virtual rabbit holes. I am often amazed at where I end up compared to where I began. What starts out Googling "Healthy Desserts and Snacks" can end with me figuring out the best time to go whale watching...

October 31, 2017

I'm sure all of us at some point in time has stumbled upon some old photo of ourselves and gone, "What on earth was I wearing?" Or perhaps you've kept a written journal and looked back and said, "I can't believe I used to think that." Or even as simple as a Memory popp...

September 23, 2017

If you're not familiar with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), I suggest spending a lot of time clicking around their website. The resources, ideas, inspiration they provide are worth their weight in a stadium full of iPads. Grab a coffee or glas...

November 11, 2016

I'm not a parent. But I love kids. I love other people's kids. I love teaching other people's kids.

So, why am I writing this Parent edition post? Well, I have all the respect in the world for parents and everything they do for their children. All parents want what's be...

October 13, 2016

Fact: I'm not an expert in coding. Fact: I've never created a line of coding in my life. Opinion: I believe coding is one of the most crucial skills students today can learn.

How can I admit I don't know how to code and say coding is important? Well, the coding of my yo...

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