4 Apps to Keep Your Community Informed

  Click here to read my second blog post for Remind101
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Using Social Media to Tell Your School's Story

  Click here to read my first of 3 articles for remind101 ~ Using Social Media to Tell Your School's Story
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The Spirit of a School

  "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself" ~ John Dewey   It's Spring Break here in Ontario and the snow just doesn't seem to want to stop falling so today I decided to do a bit of organizing, as well as, back up my computer and iPhone. As I started saving the the school pictures from my phone something hit me - school spirit. People will have different ideas on what school spirit is. In fact if you had asked me when I was in high school or university my answer would have been much different than it is today. Back then I would have said school spirit is much like the picture at the top of this post. Athletics and teams were the heart and soul of a school. They brought everyone together, cheering and supporting their peers and having some fun doing it. I...
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First Week = Great Week!

First Week = Great Week!
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire ~ William Butler Yeats Amidst all of the construction for our new renovation, the change in routines for the students and my own new school jitters one thing stood out ~ our collective purpose. The entire school community - parents, teachers and administrators have one purpose when it comes to the children in our care; to provide the best for our children. Everyone wants that, and we all strive for it. During the first week I watched excited children play with their friends on the yard, nervous parents watch their children walk into kindergarten for the first time and teachers do what they always do; make their classrooms a place of safety and comfort. And it wasn't easy for any of us. The construction made for new entry and exit routines that needed to be adjusted...
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