This Is for Me

I last felt compelled to publish something new on January 18th, 2018 (apart from my draft release a few days ago which was all pretty much done a few years ago). The post from January 2018 came about as I had just finished a hugely disappointing online MYP Design course …

Common Sense – Do You Have It?

common sense noun good sense and sound judgement in practical matters. German Translation: gesunder menschenverstand. Literally healthy people mind Chinese Translation: 常识 . Literally Often Knowledge I was recently researching some social media guidelines for teachers. During my research I came across this overarching statement about how teachers should interact with …

Cultivating Creativity from Inspiration

We all take inspiration from somewhere or something whether it is a mere human being, a god we believe in, or a beautiful sunset on a beach. It’s what we do with inspiration that makes us unique in our profession. And in turn, others may get inspired by what we …

Learning 2.014 Africa Reflection

I’m just finishing up my second week back at work since coming home from a fantastic week  at ICS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I don’t know if you have ever been away from school for a week with a solid focus on best practice…but it’s really hard to get back …

Workshop To Parents on Managing a Digital Home

Every year I do a workshop/presentation to parents on living in a digital home with tech savvy children. The first year was a sell out and what I took away from it was that I needed to give parents more time to speak and share stories and strategies. The second …