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Knowing simply ends the conversation. Learning starts it. Let's begin…
Knowing simply ends the conversation. Learning starts it. Let's begin…

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Our belated #BIT18 stories via @thebeastedu @specedforever @andCreative

The nature of my job has me working with many different people in the Eastern part of the province.  I am incredibly privileged to do the work I am able to do. The job, right now, has parameters placed on it that are a result of a government in transition…
Routes to Roots
Routes to Roots
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I Gave Up Nodding via @thebeastedu @specedforever @andCreative #edchat #onedchat #assessment

I received a text from an administrator part of the text said, “… I don’t know all the answers and don’t pretend to know… that’s just me….everyday. As you lead Kelly- you model this as well and that helps to prod our team in the right direction…” I…
I Gave Up Nodding
I Gave Up Nodding
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Untitled #twioe #onted #literacylearning @specedforever @andCreative

Creativity has been an elusive magic potion for me and my thoughts about learning for, well, ever.  I’m literally giddy about the possibility of measuring, extending and challenging student growth in creativity as a competency in our classrooms.  The…
Untitled
Untitled
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Andrea sent me an article last year, it was 17 pages long on the constructivist theory of learning.  We simply cannot do it alone. The article was looooooong but it made me think about every student, every teacher, every classroom and every table I had…
Track Pants
Track Pants
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I feel terrible that my husband is making a pile of long weekend plans with friends and at local events. In these last days of summer, I need quiet.  I need to think and organize and stay at home on my deck and in my kitchen because this will boost my…
Push and Pull
Push and Pull
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Thinking About the Thinking We’re Not Thinking About via @thebeastedu @andCreative @specedforever #onted #ontedleaders #voicedreads TY @chrisjcluff @DebbieDonsky @TeresaMasonHPE @TanyaTalaga

Andrea and I exchanged texts last week. They seemed a little frantic in nature. I was mostly frantic. I had been reading everything in site. If it passed by me on Twitter, if I was tagged, Facebook, Reuters, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, MacLean’s… all of…
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We Still Don't Know via @thebeastedu @specedforever @andCreative

“No, I can’t work with  someone in that group. I refuse to work with that person.  Sorry I’m not going over there.” I knew in that moment, Andrea would have done it differently.  She wouldn’t have asked him. I scold myself. “Stop it, you know better.  Sit…
We Still Don’t Know
We Still Don’t Know
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Fortune, Glory and Follows via @thebeastedu @specedforever @andCreative #onted #ontedleaders

This week we write 2 stories to see what it’s like to bump them up against each other.  The first is by Andrea and the second is Kelly’s.  If your story interrupts your reading, please write and share in the comments. My dad and step-mother Pat came to…
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History Lives via @thebeastedu #onted #ontedleaders

When it is the dark days of data analysis and you are in a basement room at the board office for days on end and an old friend invites you to listen and watch her students live history, you go.  You never once pretend the data means more and you go. Grade…
History Lives
History Lives
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Andrea and I have been talking and thinking about “taking something to scale.” We thought about some incredible stories of educators and teachers learning from teachers. I started the narrative as I always do and I kept drifting away to this story. I…
Scaling Beta
Scaling Beta
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