Category Archives: Culture

Learning Beyond the Walls of A Classroom

This past spring break, I was fortunate to join fourteen Riverside students on a Free the Children trip to Tanzania, Africa.  The intent of this journey was to provide service in a small village by building a school, while experiencing … Continue reading

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What the Dog Said

Two years ago, I crossed paths with Leah Pells, a Counsellor in School District 43 and her PADS dog, Smokey.  We were sitting in a district meeting and I spent some time talking to her about how Smokey was being … Continue reading

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A Community of Children and Adults Learning Together

Engaging staff and students in school or system wide change is a challenging endeavour.  Change can start from the bottom up or top down.  It often requires resources in the way of time, money, and people.  Any new initiative needs … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Innovation

As a school Principal, I often think about the actions we take and structures we create that provide the greatest impact on student learning and engagement.  In other words, if every school and educator implemented the best designs for formative assessment … Continue reading

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Building a Compassionate and Caring Community

This past September, the staff at Riverside identified two key focus areas for the school. Upon reflection of our vision, and working from our strengths, we felt that our identity is in a large part based on our desire to … Continue reading

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