On the power of assemblage

On the power of assemblage

When Is the last time you told a friend, colleague, or student: “I’ll be your audience”? Last Monday, the third #teacherbookclub chat (Via Twitter) hosted the extraordinary co-author of Launch, John Spencer. If you are in education and you have yet...
Making Headlines.

Making Headlines.

So much has been workshopped, blogged, tweeted and packaged in terms of helping educators everywhere come to terms with ’21st Century Learning.’  We are already in the 21st Century, but still concerned with catching up, it seems.  Usually the phrase...
Set the bar.

Set the bar.

When I was in my early 20’s (nothing makes you feel older than a phrase like that), I paid my bills by bartending.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but I had so much to learn about teaching from mixing martinis and recommending bottles of wines. I suppose...
Curiosity Saves.

Curiosity Saves.

  A few weeks ago I asked my fantastic grade 9 class to give me a prompt for my blog.  They quickly constructed a bank of provocative ideas for me to navigate.  One of the prompts asked me to explore the classic cat question: Do cats always land on their feet? I...
Books as your Belay Loop

Books as your Belay Loop

The belay loop is a strong, rigid loop of webbing that attaches the leg loops to the waist belt. The belay loop is also one of the most important parts of the climbing harness since a locking carabiner is attached to the loop when you are belaying or rappelling. The...