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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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Posted in Education, Social Media, Technology

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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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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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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School Liason Officers – Building Fitness and Positive Connections

A dozen students gather on one wall of the large gym. Some talk, some look about quietly, some pace. Filling half of the gym is a set of cones, mats and obstacles. They are here for the final test of

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Room for risk taking?

Four big screens dominate the front of the room, and it’s a large room, packed with round tables surrounded by intense conversation. The screens hold images from the presentation by David Warlick (http://davidwarlick.com/twocents) on the middle screens, and the side

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