Wild About Vancouver (WAV) Outdoor Education Festival is a free public outdoor education festival offering practical ways to get children (and adults) outdoors more regularly. WAV is open to the public and aims to unite and create long-term sustainable outdoor experiential learning networks for organizations, schools, youth programs, and the broader citizenry of Vancouver. WAV isContinue reading “Tidal WAV Returns”
I have a particular penchant for instructional leadership. In my history as a teacher, the principals and vice-principals who fed my enthusiasm to learn and supported me in all kinds of wild and wonderful projects and inquiries, were the ones who empowered me. I was encouraged to try, celebrate grand feats, and laugh about thingsContinue reading “School Leadership In Times of COVID-19”
It is that time of year where I am filled with conflicted emotions. I desperately want to eke out every possible enjoyment of summer. The lazy days of summer start to pick up the pace. I desperately want to maximize reading of fiction, organizing, writing, socializing, exercise and random opportunities into the last days ofContinue reading “Back to School”
I believe in Aboriginal Enhancement agreements. For some, they represent a token of political correctness which can be limited to lip service. For others they focus our attention on something that matters not only in terms of facilitating basic human rights, but developing a culture of kindness and respect that we as Canadians have builtContinue reading “Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Transforming our Relationships”
“We must be dreamers in action, not martyrs in wait.” Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat
The goal is for kids to develop the skills to problem solve and the confidence that they can. Adults are involved in the process to ensure that name calling and bullying do not become an accepted norm.
“I Believe in You!” This is the mantra of my daughter. To my chagrin in secondary school, she joined the Cheer Squad at Charles Best Secondary School. I saw the objectification of women. She saw the comradarie of the cheer squad and the physical challenge. It has served her well. She bought into the importanceContinue reading “I Believe in You”