My Return to Teaching…

By |June 15th, 2014|

After 8 years in administration, this year I returned to teaching for a significant portion of the week.  What I learned from my return to the classroom is significant and my belief is unwavering that “teachers are my heroes.”My reflections include:We need to help children grow in their ability to focus and sustain tasks.  I’m […]

#LearnForward Family

By |April 27th, 2014|

For me, a “coffee date” with a friend almost always begins by catching up on family…significant others, kids, and ‘big family.’  As I think about my friends and their families, as I experience my own, I realize family is such a tumultuous and vibrant topic; educators and families are intimately entwined. There’s always something new.From […]

Coffee with Karine

By |April 22nd, 2014|

On the list of “a few of my favorite things,” coffee with a friend ranks highly!  

Coffee with a friend is an indulgence in inspiration, connection, and time.  No matter how hard I try, I can never keep it to an hour.  I […]

A Lived Experience…A Manifesto

By |April 14th, 2014|

Willowstone Academy, where I serve as Chief Learning Officer, is unveiling our educational manifesto!  The birth story of the manifesto is a highlight of my professional career and it was an honour for me to lead the collaborative creation of this opus for our school.The process of authoring the manifesto was deeply gratifying because it:was […]

The Table of Learning

By |February 24th, 2014|

My metaphor for the relationships in a school is a table.  I’d love to think it is a table fit for a king, with learning at the center, dignifying and elegant. […]