She met the learning outcomes…but she doesn’t deserve to pass.

It is that time of year.  Some schools call it ‘evaluation’, some refer to it as ‘transition’, and others call it ‘adjudication’. Whatever the title, this week in high schools across BC, gatherings of teachers, councilors and admin will be held to determine the academic standing of students on the pass/fail bubble. These conversations bringContinue reading “She met the learning outcomes…but she doesn’t deserve to pass.”

Social Anxiety in Students

I just read a very good blog post – one that should give educators cause to reflect.  I suggest you read it. http://www.onlineschools.org/education-debate/william-chamberlain-i-hide-my-disability/ William Chamberlain poses the following questions: What are you doing in your classroom for kids like me that some days are barely hanging on until they can get back home where they canContinue reading “Social Anxiety in Students”

Let’s Dream for Moment – What if courses could be approached like a house project?

When I approach something in which I lack confidence, the ‘door prize’ that pulls me into the process is knowing that I can make errors – as many as it takes!  So when I was confronted with a house that did not have soffits, gutters, or facia, I called as many contractors as I could.  Continue reading “Let’s Dream for Moment – What if courses could be approached like a house project?”