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Every Child Matters, the Messages Behind Orange Shirt Day.

Originally published September 26th on CambridgeLearns,  by Kelli Vogstad Over forty years ago, six year old Phyllis Webstad lived with her grandmother on the Dog Creek reserve. They had very little money, but some how Phyllis’ grandmother managed to save enough … Continue reading

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Digital Portfolios . . . Making the Learning Visible

As promised, here is my second post about Making Learning Visible and Digital Portfolios . . . Forgive me for any technical problems, or the lack of digital craftsmanship; I am still learning. As an administrator and classroom teacher, I find … Continue reading

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Digital Portfolios . . . Moving Beyond the Glorified Scrapbook

Co-Authored with Antonio Vendramin Inquiry is a dynamic and emergent process that can foster a culture of collaborative learning with teachers working together to consider, explore, and reflect on issues and approaches related to shared questions and intentions. It has been said … Continue reading

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Empowering Children As Writers, Letting Their Voices be Heard

I am a writer who still chooses to find my voice and craft my words with paper and pen in hand.  In today’s technology driven world, writers have so many choices and ways to share their ideas and communicate their … Continue reading

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Reflections from the past . . . becoming who we are.

How do we become who we are? What forces and experiences influence the development of our identity? Parker Palmer in his book, The Courage to Teach, describes identity as “an evolving nexus where all the forces that constitute life converge … Continue reading

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A new journey . . . begin at the beginning.

Teaching and Learning with Heart . . . I begin a new journey – the sharing of my thoughts and opinions in this blog. When I look back on the past years, I am not surprised that I have come … Continue reading

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