Category Archives: General Education

Where to From Here?

Understanding a new school takes a significant amount of time.  The ability for me to become effective in a new place is partially dependent on how quickly I understand the people, the day to day operations, community, and programs.  In … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

  I will start by saying that this post is for the parents, students, and staff at Centennial Secondary.  I’m very pleased to be joining you as the new Principal and look forward to meeting you in the upcoming weeks.  … Continue reading

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Riverside Updates

With another school year well underway, I wanted to share with you some of the current initiatives occurring at Riverside. I will start by saying that this post is primarily for our parents so that they have more insight into what we … Continue reading

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The Road to Innovation

A key area of focus for Riverside is on building a culture of innovation and creativity.  As a school, we have spent a great deal of time finding ways to integrate technology into curriculum with the intent of opening up … Continue reading

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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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Parenting in the 21st century

As a parent of two adolescents, I often think about how best to raise my children.  I can sometimes see my father or mother’s parenting techniques finding their way in my own beliefs on how best to raise children.  What … Continue reading

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Underestimating the Potential in Our Children

There has been a large amount of discussion amongst educators regarding teacher centred and student centred learning environments.  Recently, our admin team snickered as we thought about elementary students leading their parents through student-lead conferences and then transitioning to secondary … Continue reading

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