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It’s About Our Mindset

Nothing will change if we do not change. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the environment in which we work and learn together, and two recent experiences have really resonated with me this week. First, an opportunity to learn… Continue Reading →

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Creating Waves for our Learners

There are many things I like about spending time at Waskesiu, but something I particularly enjoy is when the lake is alive with huge waves. As a young boy I used to love swimming in the waves, diving in head… Continue Reading →

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So That’s WHY I Love Autumn.

Every year, as the leaves change and begin to form their colorful carpet on the ground, I am always reminded of a stay in the hospital years ago. It was in the fall of 1987. I had just graduated from… Continue Reading →

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Unbalanced Days: How Do They Impact Your School?

One of the most exciting things about the role of the Principal is that it is rare that any two days will be the same. Yes, there is the one constant, decision making, but what is consistent is the new,… Continue Reading →

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Beyond Assumptions: Lifting the Hood

“Without data, you are just another person with an opinion” – Andrea Scheicher, OECD This summer I attempted to sell my car. I’ve had my fun, little convertible for about ten years, but every summer I find I use it… Continue Reading →

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Evaluating Your Effect

Early in my career, I often thought about student behavior, not from the students’ perspective, but from my own. There were (and still are) many instances where students were off task in my class, and often the signals were as… Continue Reading →

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Changes on the Horizon

Keep an eye on this site & Twitter (@brucemellesmoen) for information about the changes that are on the horizon for this blog. There will be a new format, however the focus will still remain on learning and leading. What do… Continue Reading →

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Day One: Your Impact Begins

A new year is upon us as our students arrive bright and early tomorrow morning. We have just enjoyed a relaxing summer, where we were able to recharge our batteries and are now ready to begin the 2019-2020 learning journey…. Continue Reading →

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Long Hallways of Learning

Some of the strangest articles catch my eye as I scroll through social media. I have become much better at skipping the nonsense, like the bashing of politicians, the critiquing of social groups, or the ongoing debate over the colour… Continue Reading →

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The Gift of Missed Chances

I have always loved swimming, and from an early age I found it was one thing I was pretty good at. In my early teens, my best friend Paul and I worked with the staff at the local swimming pool… Continue Reading →

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