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Architecture Always Wins

Architecture Always Wins

Have you ever heard students ask the question, “Will this be on the test?” and wondered about any more profound implications and the students’ motivations for asking? I...

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The Creativity Question

The Creativity Question

I’ve been thinking. Have you ever had one of those moments where, in what seems to present itself as a sudden flash of insight, you recognize that something you had...

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Prov 27:12 (NIV) To provide a safe and secure teaching and learning environment,...

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Systemic Self-Assessment

Systemic Self-Assessment

One of the pillars of the modernized curriculum in British Columbia is the role of reflection and self-assessment. For this element to take root in schools, it needs to...

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All Learning Is Transformational

All Learning Is Transformational

by Greg Gerber, SCSBC Director of Learning ◊  In seeking efficient ways of “doing school” it is easy to forget about how big a deal the impacts of teaching and learning...

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Names and Faces

Names and Faces

by Darren Spyksma, SCSBC Director of Learning ◊  Five years ago, I received a paper bag full of notebooks, report cards, written essays and reports from my time in...

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Inquiry

Inquiry

Learning Is Not Passive by Greg Gerber, SCSBC Director of Learning ◊  I like to define learning as a process where students’ actions, thinking, and feelings are...

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