• Mistakes are Opportunities for Learning!

    Thanks to all the enthusiastic teachers for their participation and spark at all of our Growth Mindset Literacy sessions.   Together we can help foster Growth Mindsets in all our students and in ourselves … we can build our toolkit with strategies to support the new belief about the power to improve!! Growth Mindset & Literacy April […]

  • Classroom ideas to support Family Literacy Day

    Link to original Family Literacy Day document — with pictures of recommended books, links to BC Healthy Schools regarding Food Literacy and a grade 10 unit created by Dr. Jennifer Katz. Ideas for Teachers to support Family Literacy Day It is Family Literacy Day on January 27th and the Literacy Society wants to get the […]

  • Planning for Diversity: Beginning with the End in Mind Oct. 20, 2017 NID Session

    I am so glad that I was part of this amazing day. So many teachers came together to collaborate!!!!  We covered a lot of material and had some laughs a long the way!!  Thanks everyone!!  Scroll down for the presentation and handouts from the session. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Cindy, cmcgarroch@prn.bc.ca […]

  • Shout Out to Ms. Vasarhelyi’s Class at Robert Ogilvie School

    Ms. V and her wonderful students made Gratitude Trees for Thanksgiving.  This class has worked really hard on building a compassionate learning community where all students belong, feel safe to take risks and work hard!! Nice work class!!

  • Literacy Series Session 2 October 12, 2017

    Literacy Session #2 October 12, 2017 Presentation Brain Pre-assessment Mind Up Grade 3-5 Brain Lesson Brain Formative Assessment Hot Seat October 2017 Literacy Session Flipgrid POPEI  School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia — scroll down to “Curriculum Implementation” — I can BIG Sheets  North Vancouver SD44 Core Competencies 

  • Shout Out to Mr. Hyland & his students at NPSS

    Mr. Hyland teaches the Evergreen Program at NPSS.  He has already started fostering a Compassionate Learning Community in his classroom.  He is teaching about Multiple Intelligences and his students have created a Community Brain!!  A big thumbs up to Mr. Hyland and his students!!!!!

  • Literacy Series Session #1 Sept. 14, 2017

    Literacy Series Session #1 Presentation Today we met for an hour for the first session of a monthly Literacy Series focused on Creating Compassionate Learning Communities and Growth Mindset.  Thanks to the teachers who attended at this busy time of year.  A highlight for me was teacher’s sharing what they have already implemented in their […]