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Chris Wejr
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Principal of Elementary School in Langley, BC. Living in the beautiful Fraser Valley with amazing wife and twin daughters.
Principal of Elementary School in Langley, BC. Living in the beautiful Fraser Valley with amazing wife and twin daughters.

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My TEDx Talk is online! Strengths-based education and leadership has had a huge impact on me as an educator, parent, and administrator. I hope you can watch and share this so we can shift our lens to see more of the strengths in our kids... and each other. Bring out the best. Start with strengths!

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A wee bit cynical with this post... trying to be hard on the idea of awards in schools and trying to be soft on people who are part of the communities in which awards have an impact. http://chriswejr.com/2016/11/20/10-secrets-to-raising-an-award-winning-student/#.WDJanA-EEvA.twitter

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Love what some teachers on staff have done to embrace the strengths of Logan... and look at the results! #startwithstrengths  

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"Best for kids" is often used because, well... Who would argue with that? When we look deeper, though, there are so many things we do because it is best for adults. I get it - our job is incredibly hard so there are some thing that we need to do to simply make it through the day!
Inclusion should not be simply a policy... It is a mindset. Inclusion is NOT physically having kids with a variety of needs in a classroom. Inclusion is about find ways to make sure each child belongs and feels like they are an actual member of the class. If a policy simply places students physically in a class without consideration of their educational (academic, social, emotional, physical) needs, it is not inclusion and actually does the opposite of what it is intended - it excludes. Real inclusion is challenging but so worth it and is not just about kids all being in the same class - check out Paula Kluth's book "dont we already do inclusion?".
Thanks for your honest post! #gocubsgo

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Chris Wejr commented on a post on Blogger.
Hey buddy - as you know, this is an area of passion for me.  I love the question of "what are we doing to help kids have their moment?".  What are we doing to show kids they are valued? Acknowledged? We often go to public celebrations/events but when you talk to kids they will let you know it can be as simple as a conversation in which a teacher/administrator really showed they cared.  These moments can be small to us... but to a child they could be huge.  How do we do this for every child - such an important question.

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New post... would love your thoughts on the question: Are we marking assignments or assessing learning?

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My latest post with thoughts (and frustrations) on the push for "kindergarten readiness"
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