Jan. 18th – 22nd

Everythings OkayGood grief it’s cold out!  If you are like me, you were secretly hoping that we’d make it through a Saskatchewan winter without a -30something cold snap, but alas, history should be our teacher, right Ryan?  Hopefully you were able to stay warm and find something fun to do this weekend.

Last week I was lucky enough to be involved in a couple of great days of adult learning, first on Tuesday at ALT and then on Thursday with Jamie Block at our LF workshop where the focus was on working together.  At that workshop, Dr. Keith Walker (U of S) and Bob Bayles (PSSD) did a great job of getting us to reflect on the people and events that have shaped us to who we are today as teachers.  I think it would be very interesting to hear about who has been influential in your professional lives, just as it was very interesting to hear what everyone was reading before Christmas.  So, with that being said, you can expect an e-mail asking that very question, hopefully you will be willing to share.

Recently, Ron and I started to delve into our Tell Them From Me data, and while it is very preliminary, we have had a few discussions with what the data might be saying.  As always, we will be sharing the results of the surveys with you, but until then, have you ever wondered how a great TV show gets made?  Have a look at this TEDtalk, it’s pretty cool:

What does this have to do with teaching and learning?  So often we talk about looking at the data, or using the data to guide our decision making process.  If you have time, watch the video and see what connections you make to how Amazon and Netflix make decisions about TV shows and how you make decisions about how your students learn best.

Here is a look at the week ahead:


  • Ron away (medical)
  • Staff meeting (3:15 ~ we will go in the library and see how good the new projector works!)


  • Jr. girls (black) host Valley Manor


  • Today is an SRC spirit day:  Character Day
  • Jr. boys are off to Warman
  • Sr. girls are hosting VCA


  • Jr. girls (yellow) host Warman


  • Subway lunch day!


As always, create a great week!

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