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Judi Poole left a comment for Barb Holden
"Thanks Barb, Happy New Year and I look forward to exploring this PLN forum  Cheers!"
Jan 3, 2015
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Success is helping others: Michael Davies at TEDxRockyViewSchoolsED

Michael Davis is a student leader with Rocky View Schools. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bri...
Jun 28, 2014
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Whatever Would We Do Without the 'Black Hats'?

I was introduced to the 'Six Thinking Hats' as an Assistant Principal with PSD.  A group of administrators had been reading the book and shared their learning through a really fun bag of hats - each hat in the bag a different color.  Each hat represented collaboration in the task of looking at an existing landscape or an initiative from different perspectives.  I was particularly intrigued by the black hat.As an administrator, the black hat can be the most challenging to work with - especially…See More
May 24, 2013
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"Make It Better" in Elementary and Middle School - Supporting LGBTQ Kids

I have two sons.One is practicing in the field of law.  One is a Mechanical Engineer.One loves hockey.  One loves cars.One has blonde hair.  One has red hair.One is straight.  One is gay.I had the opportunity to attend #tedxedmonton this last weekend, and I did get a wake-up call - and a call to action.  That is what this blog is really about.Speaker Kristopher Wells, researcher at the University of Alberta in the Institute of Sexual Minority Studies and Services, spoke about the laws around…See More
Oct 16, 2012
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Barb Holden commented on Nikki Stansfield's blog post Who Else Dreams About Creating a New Reality for Public Education?
"I love it!  Clearly, you are passionate about your work - there are many amazing educators that are right with you and wanting to collaborate and create, to focus on 'the thinking' with kids, and to make a real difference!  "
Jun 10, 2012
Sunny S Sohan commented on Barb Holden's blog post Special Education and 21st Century Learning
"Love to read Barb's post. Lots of emotions, life experiences and good thoughts about helping others in need. The article worth to spend time to read, very motivational piece of literature. Thanks Sunny_S area circle"
Dec 30, 2011
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"Welcome, Jodine!  Exploring the PLN!"
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Barb Holden left a comment for Shawna Stewart
"Hi, Shawna M. Stewart!  So excited to be a part of this PLN with you!"
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"Welcome, Berenice!  I am so looking forward to exploring and learning through the PLN with you! "
May 4, 2011
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Whatever Would We Do Without the 'Black Hats'?

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:38pm 0 Comments

I was introduced to the 'Six Thinking Hats' as an Assistant Principal with PSD.  A group of administrators had been reading the book and shared their learning through a really fun bag of hats - each hat in the bag a different color.  Each hat represented collaboration in the task of looking at an existing landscape or an initiative from different perspectives.  I was particularly intrigued by the black hat.



As an administrator, the black hat can be the most challenging to work with…

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"Make It Better" in Elementary and Middle School - Supporting LGBTQ Kids

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

I have two sons.

One is practicing in the field of law.  One is a Mechanical Engineer.

One loves hockey.  One loves cars.

One has blonde hair.  One has red hair.

One is straight.  One is gay.

I had the opportunity to attend #tedxedmonton this last weekend, and I did get a wake-up call - and a call to action.  That is what this blog is really about.

Speaker Kristopher Wells, researcher at the University of Alberta in the…

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Looking Forward. . . A Personal Reflection

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 10:50pm 0 Comments

In the winter of the current school year, I found myself looking forward . . . and I realized that I was in the enviable position of choosing where I wanted to live.  My husband’s job was no longer tied to a specific geographic location – and my kids were making decisions about where they wanted to be. . . based on post-secondary education and career opportunities.  The world was my oyster. . .

 

I am a principled person, and so I began to think about what I wanted – really…

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If you don't stand for something. . .

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 12:49am 0 Comments

 

This I believe. . . with an attempt at order. . . but none are negotiable -

 

10.  Working with kids is a privilege.

The privilege of working with kids is just that – a privilege.  If your heart isn’t in it, you aren’t going to be effective and could probably make a better contribution elsewhere.  If your heart is in it, you are so needed – and you can make the world a better place. 

 

9.  Together, we are better. 

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At 3:17pm on January 1, 2015, Judi Poole said…

Thanks Barb, Happy New Year and I look forward to exploring this PLN forum  Cheers!

At 6:15pm on April 22, 2011, Kimberly Chernesky said…
Barb, It is very nice to meet you too. Thank you for the warm welcome.  I look forward to sharing and learning together. 
At 10:32pm on April 16, 2011, Nicole Lakusta said…
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