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Exciting celebration of “Transforming Learning Everywhere”

Last week we had the opportunity to celebrate the work in which we have been engaged in Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board to “Transform Learning Everywhere”.  Students, staff and families came to our new HWDSB Education Centre to share their learning, to … Continue reading

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Homework: From the Student Perspective

The Grade 7 class at Dundas Central wrote to me about why they do not enjoy doing homework. They offered a few suggestions that could potentially change this reality. Continue reading

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My End of Year Message for HWDSB

Please see the message below to view my end of year message for students, staff, parents and community members across HWDSB. Have a great summer! Continue reading

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Education Week and Mental Health Week in HWDSB

We are celebrating Education Week and recognizing Mental Health Week in HWDSB. This week gives us the opportunity to reflect upon what is most important as we provide engaging learning opportunities for our students. There is so much to celebrate … Continue reading

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Transforming Learning in HWDSB

Our Board will be making a decision today (Monday, March 31) about how we will support changes to our learning environment in Hamilton-Wentworth. This vision speaks to creating learning opportunities in every classroom where students take ownership for their learning, … Continue reading

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An Exciting Collaborative Inquiry Project

Yesterday I invited 40 high school educators to think about how we might invite students to engage in inquiry based learning. I asked them to consider different ways of delivering credits. We discussed what it means to think in an … Continue reading

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Further to the Globe and Mail…

A little over a week ago, the Globe and Mail published an article titled “The One-room Classroom Could Make a Comeback in Hamilton.” Since the article was published I have received various responses both through email and Twitter, so I … Continue reading

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Why Bullying Awareness Matters

Bullying should not happen. That is why we are making a difference by supporting our students and staff during and after this week’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. We are listening to what our students tell us, in the interactive … Continue reading

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Textbooks or no textbooks?

I had the opportunity to attend and present at ECOO 13, a conference that brings together passionate educators who want to provide learning opportunities for our students where the focus is on changing the learning environment, supported by technology and … Continue reading

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Short-term challenge, long-term opportunity

We have experienced much change in the secondary panel in Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.  While this change is unsettling for many, it is harder to see the opportunity that lies before us in light of the decisions that have been … Continue reading

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