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I was introduced to the 'Six Thinking Hats' as an Assistant Principal with PSD. A group of administrators had been reading the book and shared their learning through a really fun bag of hats - each hat in the bag a different color. Each hat represented collaboration in the task of looking at an existing landscape or an initiative from different perspectives. I was particularly intrigued by the black hat.
As an administrator, the black hat can be the most challenging to work with…
I have two sons.
One is practicing in the field of law. One is a Mechanical Engineer.
One loves hockey. One loves cars.
One has blonde hair. One has red hair.
One is straight. One is gay.
I had the opportunity to attend #tedxedmonton this last weekend, and I did get a wake-up call - and a call to action. That is what this blog is really about.
Speaker Kristopher Wells, researcher at the University of Alberta in the…Continue
In the winter of the current school year, I found myself looking forward . . . and I realized that I was in the enviable position of choosing where I wanted to live. My husband’s job was no longer tied to a specific geographic location – and my kids were making decisions about where they wanted to be. . . based on post-secondary education and career opportunities. The world was my oyster. . .
I am a principled person, and so I began to think about what I wanted – really…Continue
This I believe. . . with an attempt at order. . . but none are negotiable -
10. Working with kids is a privilege.
The privilege of working with kids is just that – a privilege. If your heart isn’t in it, you aren’t going to be effective and could probably make a better contribution elsewhere. If your heart is in it, you are so needed – and you can make the world a better place.
9. Together, we are better.