Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Gift of Reading

Educators/parents - Let's talk about the importance of Reading. New teachers, it isn't rocket science, the recipe is; time, a hero and books (the right kind of books).

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Flutes just flutes

I can't imagine a more useful nor a more exciting personal goal than that of learning to play then teaching your students the Native Flute. None. 
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Pour nos communautés francophones

Tes présMntations sont disponibles en français ainsi qu'en anglais. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

School Opening - a Mission Statement and a school Focus

A dream mission statement and... Reading - the ultimate focus for your school. Reading is a passport to freedom and there has never been a better time than during during this pandemic.

Monday, August 23, 2021

A strategy for the upcoming year

Video #2 -The upcoming school year - a strategy to help focus on Indigenous studies

Saturday, August 21, 2021

A focus on Indigenous culture - for educators of all age levels

The first in a series of short videos meant for educators and parents. It speaks to Indigenous values/culture and traditions and offers a positive strategy with which the recommendations of the TRC can be implemented. 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Covid affects us all

Whether you have had the virus or not, this pandemic is affecting us all. 

In a personal way, I have had to reexamine the past twenty years in which I spoke to a million people and travelled a million miles. 

I have not been on an airplane for a year and do not foresee a time in the near future where I will be back in  the air and back on the road. 

What I could not foresee was where this would take me. 

Since mid-January, I have spoken to as many and more people than I ever have in the similar time period at any time in the last twenty years. Through Zoom, Teams, Meet and Skype, I have presented almost every day and I usually do several presentations every day. 

I am hooking up with classrooms, schools, educators and parents. Many, if not most, of my presentations have beem in French which is likely the result of isolated Francophone communities now having access to a Francophone Metis online - thus reachable and affordable. 

When the pandemic restrictions are finally lifted, I believe that much of the world will continue to use some of the initiatives we have been forced to undertake. And that is good news. 

My carbon footprint on Mother Earth has been greatly diminished without having affected the work I do as I try to share my learnings, my love of reading and my belief in how education could and should change to better serve every student, educator and parent.