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Heather Pennie
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Telling our School's Story
This book was on my summer reading list. It was one of the easiest reads of the summer...fast, entertaining....kinda like those trashy tabloid magazines, but I came out feeling a whole lot smarter and confident. Like this: (In real life, this sign is about ...
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5 Simple Steps to Building School Relationships?
Want to get to know me better?  Here are 3 things about me: This summer I participated in a sporting event for 28 hours straight. This summer I caught an 18 lb pike. I can roll a kayak at least 6 different ways. As I head into my second year in the role of ...
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Google Forms for Data: Helpful Tips for Teachers and Principals
When I began my leadership journey, the part of the Ontario Leadership Framework that scared me the most was data.   I'm not exactly sure why that was. Maybe it was a fear akin to "math anxiety". Or perhaps it was that numbers don't lie and it's hard to hid...
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Another 6 awesome things at our school: Part 3
As I've said before, the best days in administration are the ones where I get to spend time in classrooms. Here are some more amazing things that have been happening in our school. Part 1 post is here , and here is Part 2. Technology twist to traditional bo...
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6 even MORE awesome things at our school: Part 2
One of the best parts of being a Vice Principal is the fact that I get to learn from everyone in the school. As I cruise through the hallways and classrooms of our school, I come across amazing teaching and learning practices by our inspiring staff. My firs...
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6 Awesome things at our school. Part 1
When you are a classroom teacher, your world is often reduced to within the walls of your own classroom. As a new vice principal, I am loving the fact that I get to visit classrooms ALL THE TIME. Former colleagues are always sharing teaching ideas and strat...
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5 Things I've Learned as a Vice Principal.
This year, I began my latest learning journey. I became a vice principal: a lead learner. It is so different from being in the classroom, that I really can't even compare it to being a teacher. I do know that it is challenging. And I do know that I am learn...
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10 Ways to Welcome Back Staff and Students: Tips for Principals/Lead Learners
I love being a classroom teacher. I work hard at it, and I know that I am competent and do my best on a daily basis. I feel at home in a classroom. Now, I am stepping outside of my comfort zone. I am going to be stepping into a role of Acting Vice-Principal...
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