Do Your Homework

Apparently there is no rest for the wicked. Even though it is the winter break I have been given some homework to do. I’ve been tagged by Naryn Searcy (@nsearcy17) in this post. This is a blog meme that has been bouncing around the edu-blogosphere for the last while. For the task you are asked . . . → Read More: Do Your Homework

Summer Reading: ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

I’ve decided to kick off summer holidays by diving into some summer reading! First up; ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ by Rebecca Skloot.

Cancer cells taken from Henrietta Lacks in 1951 were the first human cells that were successfully cultured in the laboratory; the HeLa cells. These cells were vital in the development . . . → Read More: Summer Reading: ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Transition Wiki

My school is part of a merger with some other programs in our district. We are three small schools/programs and we will be merging both our programs and our physical space in September. The transition is occurring over a very short time-frame and there are a lot of details to work out between now and . . . → Read More: Transition Wiki

Most Influential Post of 2009

Requisite–So I Haven’t Blogged For A While…

Lately my on-line participation has shifted more towards Twitter and the relatively new social networking site for BC educators, CEET (Community of Expertise in Educational Technology). Coupled with starting to using Moodle for course delivery and learning more about online course design, I’ve been less active with my . . . → Read More: Most Influential Post of 2009

Sharing a Little Cheer

Right now I have over 200 unread posts in my blog reader; I definitely have to do some pruning. There are some writers who’s posts I read as soon as I can; I’ve blogged about them here. Lately there are two other bloggers who have percolated to the top of my faves list. They often . . . → Read More: Sharing a Little Cheer

Just Some Hoops to Jump Through

It was Thursday and some of the high school students were at the school to do some work (I work at a Distributed Learning / Distance Learning school, so usually the kids are at home). One of the grade 10s was working on a course she was just starting; ‘Family Studies 11′. This kid is . . . → Read More: Just Some Hoops to Jump Through

Re-discovering Books

Or the Silver Lining of Being Sick

So far 2009 has been a bit of a bust for me as I have been sick for the entire time with a variety of non-life-threatening ailments. The plus side is that I have been able to read some books! Back in the spring I bought Daniel Pink’s . . . → Read More: Re-discovering Books

7 Things You Don’t Know About Me

I was tagged by Jan Smith for the meme “7 Things You Don’t Know About Me”, so here goes! I watched every game of the Canucks’ ’94 run for the Stanley Cup, either in person or on TV. My friends had season’s tickets and so I got to attend some of the games. A bunch . . . → Read More: 7 Things You Don’t Know About Me