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Dec 9, 2019


By |2019-12-09T08:45:16-08:00December 9, 2019|Celebrating, Elementary|3 Comments

Celebrate first. That’s the motto to live by. But it goes against my nature to celebrate when the hand dryers are blasting 150dB of noise in 10-second spurts between explosions of chatter from the seemingly thousands of children who use those bathrooms and dryers right when I need to try and write a blog. Instead [...]

Feb 6, 2015

What’s the Point?!

By |2015-02-06T07:15:37-08:00February 6, 2015|21st Century Learning, Elementary|1 Comment

Sadly, one of the most enjoyable, meaningful and challenging learning opportunities I had did not take place in a classroom. It took place in my backyard, during summer break, when I finally responded in the positive, to enough prodding from my wife and begging from my then three young girls to build the girls a [...]

Jan 12, 2015


By |2015-01-12T07:01:00-08:00January 12, 2015|21st Century Learning, Elementary|0 Comments

I lost my voice again this year. Couldn’t speak at all. Croaks, whispers, whistles and frantic waving of hands in gestures not even remotely resembling sign language were all you could get from me. It happens about once every school year, and you think I’d learn… A bad idea.  Yelling at students is a bad [...]

Oct 10, 2014

Who Are Ya?

By |2014-10-10T07:52:27-07:00October 10, 2014|Elementary, Faith|0 Comments

Imagine thousands of angry people pointing their fingers at you, repeatedly yelling at the top of their lungs, “Who are ya? Who are ya? Who are ya?”  Pretty stressful, right?  Source: Vancouver Sun Opposing players taking a corner kick at a Vancouver Whitecaps game know this feeling well, as the infamous Southsiders try [...]

Jun 6, 2014

The Year of the One-Eared Bunny

By |2014-06-06T07:16:37-07:00June 6, 2014|Elementary|0 Comments

“Nice dance moves, Buddy!” I wasn’t sure what my brother, calling from Edmonton, was talking about. But then he noted that he had recently seen the Inside Out launch video and proceeded to regale me with how much his daughter—my niece—was killing herself laughing at her Uncle Seth dancing in the library with his students. [...]

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