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The Uses of Inspiration

Sometimes you just want to hear some straight up excitement about the work you do every day. Jenny Megeira spoke to educators in Surrey Schools a few months back, and she more than delivered. She was extremely well spoken, creative

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Posted in Education, Innovation, Project Based Learning, Risk Taking, Technology

Grade 9 Timetable

The timetable is the frame for all aspects of school life, and a well designed timetable lays the foundation for a quality learning experience for students and for teachers. Designing a change to a timetable is a significant challenge, and

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Johnston Heights Web Design Challenge

How many of us would trust the design of your business’s website to a 15 year old? This past month, I met some JH students who could do exactly that. Mr. Post invited me to his class for a most

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JH Twitter Workshop

At JHSS this year we have begun a commitment to adult learning among teaching and support staff. Following a session on the influence of technology on how our students learn led by George Couros, our staff asked to get hands

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The Magic of Technology

Today’s post is guest written by Taylor Kim, a teacher in the Home Economics Department at Johnston Heights. Just in the last several years, countless Hollywood Blockbusters have been made around the idea of the impending doom technology will bring

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High Quality Leadership – Students telling their stories

The Student Leadership program at Johnston Heights is based on a philosophy of local and global action on real issues.  This means that students take on projects at the school level that range from helping set up for school events,

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Keeping the Connection

(response to “What Happens When our Connection is Severed?”) I felt a bit like a treasure seeker with a metal detector, only what I was seeking was a wireless signal on my iPad in our neighboring elementary school. Just one

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