Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wow! Now I Want To Be A Principal Too!

The picture above was taken at a recent Terry Fox run and walk activity organized by several schools in the Nelson area. In a friendly competition, schools raised money for cancer research with the understanding that the Principal from the … Continue reading

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Discovering the Truth

Not long ago, a friend of mine said that he was more interested in discovering the truth than he is in changing minds. In my opinion, it is the quest for truth that is the essence of an inquiry-based learning … Continue reading

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Are We Seeing The Forest – Or the Trees?

The picture I am using is one I took in my yard. I think the scene represents a wonderful metaphor for the “Instructional Core” As we know, one of the drivers for effective systemic reform is a tenacious focus on … Continue reading

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It’s A System Thing

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in an exceptional learning opportunity. Several superintendents from throughout the province gathered together and we spent the day engaged in purposeful, focused conversation with each other. The day was facilitated by renowned … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New Year

I am pleased to welcome approximately 5000 students to our schools this year! It is an exciting time to be a student!  There is so much to learn – and so many ways to learn! In School District 8 we … Continue reading

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