Supporting Students Who Experience Anxiety

Anxiety is the anticipation of the unexpected. It is a normal part of life. When harnessed it can be a positive force that can encourage us to take a chance and try something new.

However, as with all things in life, too much of anything is not good for you.…

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Setting the Stage for Leadership

Everything I am as a teacher, and all that I value as a school leader has been cultivated from my 27 years of experience in the theatre, and these values have navigated my success in my English classroom and school community for many years.   The secret ingredient to my success that theatre has honed in me is the intuitive skill of foresight!…

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Digital Literacy and Context

Computers and the Internet have provided a blank slate to create. Lacking one single governing authority, sites have the freedom to create communities in the ways they see fit. With each new site conventions crop up are meaningful to the users of the community.…

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Citizenship: Being a Member of a Larger Community

Over the last five weeks #DCMOOC has allowed us to connect with a variety of leaders in the field of Digital Citizenship.…

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Year 7 Sharing their Learning

Year 7 have created Maths posters to show some of the new maths terms and ideas they have been learning. These will be displayed on the digital display screens around the school in the coming weeks.

Pic Collage and Strip Design were a perfect apps, however, one student also decided to take the opportunity to learn how to use videoscribe.…

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Social Media- A Platform for Developing Empathy

As #DCMOOC progresses I am continuing to reflect on the meaning, impact and importance of the digital world for both my students and myself.

This week I took Alec Couros` recommendation and read through Danah Boyd’s digital book ITS COMPLICATED: THE SOCIAL LIVES OF NETWORKED TEENS

As a school counsellor, I appreciated Boyd’s attempt to give a voice to the teenage perspective surrounding social media.…

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Why HBX is Just Another MOOC (or a Food Dehydrator)

The Business School, Disrupted article in Sunday’s New York Times goes well out of its way to avoid labeling HBX (the pre-MBA online program preparing for roll-out through Harvard Business School) as a MOOC.  Rather, the article places HBX in contrast to the MOOC, and presents the MOOC in terms of Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation.…

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92 Days…..

The weather is getting warmer and the days and the days are getting longer and this can only mean one thing….summer is on its way! Weekends are being spent around the BBQ and fire pit with friends and family, vacation plans are being made and there is a lot to look forward to.…

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