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 »

The most bestest

May 17, 2011 2 Comments »

So this is the new set of student announcements (they go live tomorrow, so you’re getting a sneak peek… don’t tell anyone).  We had some technical issues this go-round with the chroma – not sure why the outline is more ... Read More »

New and improved

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on New and improved

So, a little while ago, I posted the first of our student announcement videos.  Following an evaluation, I made some changes, and we’ve done one a week since.  I thought you all might like to see the results. May 3rd ... Read More »

New project

March 31, 2011 3 Comments »

So, because I don’t have enough things on the go already, I agreed to take on another project at school (for those of you keeping count at home, that makes 2 websites, a bunch of graphics stuff and now this, ... Read More »

PAATA Convention 2011 Keynote

March 21, 2011 2 Comments »

So, last year, I posted a fairly scathing critique of the keynote speaker, Farley Flex, largely because as a non-educator, he didn’t have a ton to say to teachers.  Obviously, someone at the convention committee was listening, because this year, ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain post-conference

February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain post-conference

So, the conference is over, but there are a couple of session for which you could pay extra to attend.  We picked one on actual classroom skills that we thought would be good.  We were wrong… Teaching and Learning 21st ... Read More »

Learning & the Brain conference: Day Three Keynotes

February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Learning & the Brain conference: Day Three Keynotes

Today was the last day of the conference, and the three keynotes were once again full of information. Here are my notes from the morning: Faulty Connections: How School Reform Ignores How the Brain Works Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, PhD ... Read More »

SBG: An epiphany

SBG: An epiphany
July 4, 2010 6 Comments »

So I’ll be the first to admit that because of my wide variety of classes taught, my marking has been somewhat schizophrenic.  I don’t generally mark the same way in CPT as I do in History, French or Science, and ... Read More »

Undermine the system

March 24, 2010 2 Comments »

Marks are due today, and my usual angst about the meaninglessness of mid-term grades has been amped up this year with two classes whose mid-term reports are going to be even more inaccurate than usual.  One class is basically a ... Read More »

Crazy Collaborative CPT

May 17, 2009 1 Comment »

So I had this idea, and I’m not sure if it’s crazy, or “so crazy it just might  work”.  Anyways.  I know a couple other teachers who will have sections of CPT (Communications Production Technology) in the fall, and we’d ... Read More »

Career day

May 12, 2009 Comments Off on Career day

May has long contained Career Day at our high school.  In the past, that meant having a number of local organisations come in to do hallway booth set ups that disinterested students would pass by without a second glance.  This ... Read More »

Purpose-driven school?

October 21, 2008 Comments Off on Purpose-driven school?

William Damon writes in this month’s Educational Leadership magazine, in an article titled “The Moral North Star” that to achieve academic excellence, students must find purpose in their studies. A lot of teaching is simply common sense, and this fall ... Read More »