Abstract for article: Reflections on the Role of a School Leader
In this article I reflect upon the qualities and actions that guide me in my role as a leader in the pursuit of continuous improvement. It is an endless pursuit of quality and ultimately depends on creating synergy amongst people, aligning values and working together in a positive, nurturing environment, while staying committed to ensuring dialogue and agreement occurs around what quality looks like, feels like, sounds like.
Abstract for article: Deepening Understanding Through the Arts
Written for York Region District School Board’s New Teacher (NTIP) Newsletter, December 2009, this article provides new teachers with insights into the power of the Arts, encouraging them to consider the ways in which the Arts, when embedded into planning and instruction, can further support and enhance student learning and success.
Generative Curriculum Philosophy
Generative Curriculum is philosophically rooted by nature. What is created through working generatively in developing curriculum is dependent upon what each individual brings to his or her unique collaborative learning environment. Some important beliefs regarding it are outlined below.
Powerful teachings regarding the Four Directions: