Write to Give (Kenya, Africa)….was so much more!

Well…its been a week since returning home and yet I am still overwhelmed with the experience and floods of emotions I am continuously revisiting. This trip to Kenya, Africa took me places that I did not know existed….not physically but emotionally, sentimentally and life altering. The true beauty and physical nature in Africa was beyond Read More…

Village Impact Trip (July 2018)

Jambo (Hello) Friends! Wow, I cannot believe I am 11 days out from leaving on a trip of a lifetime with Village Impact (formerly known as Write to Give). If anyone is unsure or even unaware of this incredible foundation a former Port Doverite; Amy McLearn founded and would love more information please visit Building a Read More…

Micro:bits in the Classroom

Hey everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the start of the summer! Looking forward to presenting tomorrow at MakerEdTO on ‘Micro:bits in the Classroom’ I have been thinking and contemplating how and what to really share and show; however I know walking away from these amazing ‘retreats’ or as my wife loves to call them; Read More…

NTIP Mentoring

As an Educator, we sign up as life long learners, people whom transfer knowledge, trades, manners and employable skills to those that was within our schools and classrooms. Walking into my 10th year of teaching I am still learning, but also beginning to master the art of mentoring. I love receiving our ‘Professionally Speaking’ magazine Read More…

CodeBreaker Rocks!!

Oh boy, finally have a wee little time to finally do this… I was incredibly excited to hear that; The One, The Only, Crazy Rockstar Educator Brian Aspinall wrote a fantastic book called; Code Breaker!! Also for those of you whom do not know he has a Tweetmeet tomorrow at 9 am EST at #CodeBreaker, Read More…

#MSFTIncludEd; The Future…

Well, its that time again…I was hoping some inspirational would have occurred to launch into this blog from the Olympics, but something else caught my eye a bit…the Florida School Shooting….inspirational, I think not, sad? Yes, could have been prevented? Without a shadow of doubt! So, #Launching (this will be explained in a bit) into Read More…

#MSFTIncludEd (Present) Inclusion

So, being that we are working within February a fantastic month for inclusive education as we also have the accessibility / inclusiveness embedded within the 2018 Olympic Winter Games too. I was watching the new on TV this morning and Tom Renney (Hockey Canada’s President) and he was congratulating and setting up for the announcement Read More…

Write to Give…

Here we are now into the first week of Write to Give. This year I have again taken on the Ambassador role and devised, pulled together a dynamite team of educators in Maureen Richardson, Kristine Hollaway, Johnathan So and our reading / coding buddies classroom for the illustrations. As, the last couple years; this year Read More…

My 2018 Bucket List

One of the people I follow via twitter; Adam Dovico posted this blog posting http://bit.ly/ on his 18 Bucket List items for 2018! I thought this was awesome, so jumping on Adam’s bandwagon here is my 18 2018 Bucket List Items in no particular order! Use Flipgrid more and more at home on my own and with Read More…

My #OneWord for 2018

Wow, so hard thinking of just #OneWord…being a father of three (7 year old son, and 5 year old twin gals), husband and Volunteering Fire Fighter, not to mention a full time 5/6 teacher (new to junior division even….) one word is tough to decide upon. So, something that I always strive to tackle is Read More…