Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Framework for Student Motivation?

Ms. Hammond’s post “Igniting the Fire of Learning” powerfully illustrates the connection between motivation and success, based on Matthew Kelly’s explanation of “the differences between highly engaged versus disengaged people”. But that begs the question, if the connection is so clear,

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Twitter Hygiene

I’ve been made aware of some concerns among our Johnston Heights twitter users (many of you signed on during our JH Twitter Workshop).  If you are following some of our JH staff, you may have been getting some unexpected messages. 

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Learning From Our Students

Over the past two years at Johnston Heights we have seen a lot of conversations take place between staff, students and parents about the kind of learning community that we are and the kind of learning community that we want

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Visual Thinking
“Baby you can drive my car...” -  but not this one, because it is parked in the lobby of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria! John Lennon’s original Rolls Royce, acquired in by the BC Museum in 1987, was on display when we went to visit last year. This Red Dragon, sculpted by designer Ping Tsing, climbs and twists, grasping its pearl.  In Victoria at Pandora and Government.

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