Education

Teaching, instruction, students and whatnot.

On Historical Erasure

On Historical Erasure
September 2, 2017 No Comments »

As Confederate monuments fall in the US, and Ontario school debate removing the name of Sir John A. Macdonald from elementary schools, I thought it would be a good time to talk about historical erasure. I have a special interest ... Read More »

My thoughts on #bit14

My thoughts on #bit14
November 12, 2014 Comments Off on My thoughts on #bit14

So last week, I was in Niagara Falls for the Bring IT Together conference, put on by the Education Computing Organisation of Ontario (ECOO) and the Ontario Association of School Business Officials (OASBO).  I had originally gone to the conference thinking it ... Read More »

Fairhaven

Fairhaven
June 23, 2014 Comments Off on Fairhaven

As some of you know, I’ve been working this last year on a webseries for the school. We finally wrapped our fifth episode last week, so the first season is now complete. I thought I’d share it here with you, ... Read More »

What I did this week

What I did this week
September 20, 2012 Comments Off on What I did this week

If you’ve been following me on Twitter at all, you’ll know that in the last couple of weeks, I’ve been elbow-deep in finishing off a project started last spring.  In June, I filmed the Carlton drama group’s play Invincible. I ... Read More »

Massive Quebec photo gallery

Massive Quebec photo gallery
June 3, 2012 Comments Off on Massive Quebec photo gallery

Here are all the pictures I took in Quebec, in their 18 megapixel glory. Click here if you can’t see the photos Read More »

Rogues gallery

Rogues gallery
April 30, 2012 Comments Off on Rogues gallery

The SLC at Carlton is nothing if not inventive in their ways to raise money for building a school in Ecuador.  The latest challenge is a doozy!  Twenty-four teachers have pledged to do various acts of insanity once certain monetary ... Read More »

Radio ads

Radio ads
February 13, 2012 Comments Off on Radio ads

Here are some radio commercials I helped put together to promote our school.  The first one was recorded in what amounts to an echo chamber in our school (unintentional).  The other three were done in a room that has a ... Read More »

Workload

October 19, 2011 2 Comments »

Just some observations: Every teacher that I have seen committed to making the switch to outcome-based assessment has been spending more time per student than under the previous assessment method. Class sizes are not going down. If anything, they are ... Read More »

STF Information session thoughts

September 9, 2011 Comments Off on STF Information session thoughts

Much of the information presented at the information session is confidential, so I won’t be getting into details (teachers who want details should visit the “For Members” section of the STF website – the general public can just wait for ... Read More »

Prince Albert teachers march, redux

May 26, 2011 Comments Off on Prince Albert teachers march, redux

This morning, I posted photos of the first half of a day of marching to the MLA offices for the Prince Albert area. I have a short video of the march, so you can see the number of teachers and ... Read More »

Prince Albert teachers march

May 26, 2011 Comments Off on Prince Albert teachers march

This morning, the teachers of the Prince Albert & Area Teachers’ Association staged a march to the constituency office of MLA Darryl Hickie, who was a no-show.  I took some photos along the way and am simply going to mass ... Read More »

A good deed

May 26, 2011 3 Comments »

As most people in Saskatchewan are aware, the public school teachers are on strike this week for two days.  The level of rhetoric has become heated both in traditional media (radio and print, mostly) and digitally.  I thought I’d try ... Read More »