Lost in Translation

I received a few comments on my last post related to using Google Translate in the classroom. I particularly enjoyed Simon’s post about the Trouble with Google Translate that unpacked one of his Japanese student’s poetic journey with it – that brought to mind this “Alone in Kyoto” snippet from the movie Lost in Translation….Continue Reading…

Linguistically and Internationally Mindful

I have revisited Dana’s post Single Stories and Flipping the Script several times. It resonated with me, and I immediately knew it would be the jumping off point for my next post. Connecting with Ellen Leou our author-in-residence During our Diverse Voices Book Week, Ellen Leou our author-in-residence, presented a workshop to parents. The ideas…Continue Reading…

What do Kath Murdoch and Kelly Davidson have in common?

There are myriad tales of teachers around the globe who like Luke in New Zealand profess to “…just was not feeling stimulated and school was starting to feel burnt out…” At ISPP, teachers have told me that they don’t think anyone visits their class blog, because no one leaves a comment. You have to wonder…Continue Reading…

Storytelling ~ the Oldest Form of Education

My Story – how I Iearnt that learning is social I worked with a phenomenal educator for three years in Munich. As part of my personal professional growth plan, he set me the goal to first learn how to tell my story and then in my role as principal to start sharing it with our…Continue Reading…