Developing M-shaped People

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and were able to take advantage of the many gifts that summer offers – sunshine,

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Understanding iGen’ers

iGen, an intriguing book by Dr. Jean Twenge, was my spring break companion. Just as a good movie lingers in your brain,

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Seeing the Trees

On a recent sunny winter afternoon my family embarked on a short hike on the trails above the British Properties in search of “Hollyburn Fir”.

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Agency

With the 2019 year now upon us, and after considerable reflection, the word that I’ve selected to guide my actions this year is ‘agency’.

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Learning Spaces Beyond the Classroom

Hallways serve a purpose. Typically they provide a means for people to move from one office to another or from one classroom to the next.

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World Teachers’ Day 2018

Today is World Teachers’ Day. In 1994, October 5th was proclaimed World Teachers’ Day, a day to recognize and honour teachers for the contributions they make in classrooms and students’ lives every day.

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‘When’ Matters

When I think back on the summer, a few moments stand out for me.  One was finishing a challenging 300 km cycle around the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island that included several daunting mountain climbs (well,

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Three Bits of Advice

The Rockridge community bid farewell to its 214 graduates at the Commencement Ceremony held at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre last night.

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Call a Timeout

Have you ever felt frustrated with a decision your child has made? As parents, I am sure we all can attest to such moments when we have felt confused or exasperated.

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Give a Nudge

Students at Rockridge and across our school district are doing some inspiring things. I continue to be in awe of their willingness to take risks with their learning and venture out of their comfort zones to pursue areas of interest and grow as knowledgeable,

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