Tag Archives: Education

Endurance Self-Reg Style

The secret of life? To endure. If my memory is even somewhat accurate this was the ending of one of my all time favorite books, Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her quote parallels the sage advice I often … Continue reading

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Self-Regulation: Give Me 5!

The best part of retirement, which in reality has become semi-retirement, is having time to invest in things that/people who, matter to me. Flexibility to hang out with friends, family, and grandchildren in the MIDDLE of the day just doesn’t … Continue reading

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It’s My Calling; Teaching, of Course! #AprilBlogADay #whyiteach

Today’s prompt for the April Blog A Day challenge is to write about “why I teach“. What I thought was an easy question has given me some pause, not because I don’t know why I teach, but because there are … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Non-Negotiable

Day 5’s prompt for the April Blog a Day challenge asks the question: What needs to stop for education to move forward? My pithy reply: Anything that isn’t working.  Pithy is rarely useful in creating meaningful change and my answer … Continue reading

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Take Five

Who doesn’t love spring break? Mine is being spent at my well-loved old house in Vernon; our eventual retirement home. This year we’ve actually, really, finally, started on some must needed reno’s. It’s been decided that windows shall be the … Continue reading

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My Name is Carol and I’m a Recovering ‘This or That’ Thinker

Growth or Fixed  Inside or Outside the Box Extrinsic or Intrinsic Rewards  Introvert or Extravert  Leader 0r Manager  Good or Bad Black or White… The list is long. Too long. It’s called,  ‘This or That’ Thinking and I’m done with … Continue reading

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Eating at the Table of TEDxLangleyED

Great, fabulous, outstanding, more than I expected, don’t do it justice. It being the first ever TEDxLangleyED. In the spirit of firsts, here is my first ever attempt at Storify – because we “don’t have to mellow with age”! Eating … Continue reading

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Oh That Christmassy Feeling

Can you feel it? The excitement, the buzz, the little bouts of extra energy. Yesterday we awoke to a shimmery skiff of snow glistening on our deck. This little amount of the white stuff was enough to bring smiles, laughter, shouts … Continue reading

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What I Really Think

Kids will learn what they need to learn when they need to learn it Know your kids There is more than one right way to teach Reporting is not evil Report cards are well past their ‘due date’ Assessment is … Continue reading

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On Keeping the Learner in Leader

A good friend lent me (although she may not get it back) the book, “Leaders Eat Last”, by Simon Sinek. If it’s not on your reading list, consider adding it. It’s reinforced, but moreso challenged my ideas of what it … Continue reading

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