A Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

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I just finished reading The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom (@mitchalbom).

As with all his novels, Albom weaves his lesson adeptly throughout the characters, especially that of Frankie Presto and his musical gift. Uniquely narrated by music, the narrator provides us through Frankie, many opportunities to understand the many gifts we each posses and the role that these gifts have in shaping our lives.…

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La vita piena

La riflessione mi è giunta come risposta a un reale bisogno.
Per questo ringrazio e ripropongo.

Speculum Maius

La leggenda (materna) narra che io sia nata in una freddissima giornata nevosa, con un paio di occhi bellissimi e una massa di capelli stranissimi: per tutto il primo anno anno di vita, sembra che stessero a posto solo con il sapone… Il problema, probabilmente, era quello di volerli piegare seguendo un verso che non era il loro:) E così, dovetti aspettare di cotonarmi i capelli per una festa di Carnevale di adolescenti,  ^_^ per capirne finalmente la vera natura e comportarmi di conseguenza.

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Better Together: BCHS with the SKCAC

I have the best job in the whole world. This afternoon I was able to I  support my students in sharing their passion for social justice . Our BCHS Youth Champions in partnership the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center developed the following PSA inorder to promote the power of a positive community.…

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Hello, my name is….

Hello, my name is Chantelle and I am and EdWeb addict.

During spring break I discovered the awesome archive or webinars by EdWeb.  I have since viewed/participated in over 17 of them.

It all started with a single webinar on how blended professional development could be delivered.  Harmless in itself but then I discovered a whole learning community devoted to the brain.  I am a wannabe neuroscientist and devoured webinars about the impact of technology on the brain, physical activity and the brain and sleep and the brain.  I was hooked!…
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The Innovators Mindset-Blog Hop #4

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In my position as the Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Contact for my Board, I am often tasked with generating data and completing reports that document results on the impact that innovative teaching practice is having on our teaching practice and that of students’ learning.

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Quadratic Equations and their Graphs: Matching activity.

Browsing twitter recently I came across a tweet by Mr Hogg, retweeted by David Wees, that briefly outlined a quadratic graph matching activity that Mr Hogg had found really effective. A photo was included (see below).

In this activity students were given graphs, their equations in expanded and factorised form, and information about the intercepts.…

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Donald Trump Invented the MOOC

I wrote a MOOC history in 2014.  I also wrote about Donald Trump and MOOCs in 2013.  Prior to my blog, no one had linked MOOCs and Trump, and my link was tangential.  Honestly, the only way I could further imagine a link from Trump to MOOCs is if he promoted my history.…

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Thinking Outside of the Box with BCHS Career Speed Dating

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Today was Bishop Carroll’s second annual Career Speed Dating Event. An opportunity where we invite Bishop Carroll Alumni, Parents and Students to come together and have a discussion about the many pathways and ways we earn a living in todays society.…

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A Review: The Illegal

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The Illegal, by Canadian author, Lawrence Hill is another opportunity to get to learn new Hill characters such as Keita Ali, Lulu, and Mrs. Ivernia Beech ( a tea drinking, cookie eating, fiercely independent senior citizen). Lawrence uses his writing skills to weave a robust cast of characters against the fictional lands of Freedom State and Zantoroland.

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