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#OneWord 2017 – Relate

Posted: 9th January 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Last year, I participated in the One Word goal setting for 2016 and chose to focus on the word Stretch.  I was at a place professionally where I was itching to make some changes and try out some things outside my comfort zone.  As I reflect on how I did on the year, I would […]

Would You Wear the Santa Pants?

Posted: 23rd December 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

I wrote this post last night as I was mulling over this dilemma but didn’t come to a decision until this morning, so couldn’t include the conclusion until now.  Welcome to my overthinking world!   For the last several years, I’ve been in and around schools in December.  It is a fun and busy time […]

Amaryllis Thoughts

Posted: 27th November 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

When I was a primary teacher, I think I grew an amaryllis flower in my class every December (except for that one year I was in the classroom with no windows, but that’s another story).  Since we travel most Christmases now and I don’t have my own little group of students to grow for, I […]

Learning to Fail

Posted: 12th October 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

This year I started at a new school that has an active and interested parent community who wants to know more about what is happening in their children’s classes.  To help this, I started a blog on our school website.  I’m hoping to use this forum as a means to start different conversations with the […]

The Blog Post That Wouldn’t Let Me Sleep

Posted: 23rd September 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

It’s late.  My house is quiet.  Even the teenagers are asleep. But I’m not.  My mind is spinning too much to let me rest. I could use the rest.  It has been a busy month/week/day.  But tomorrow (I guess it is actually today now) is a big day.  It is our first Professional Learning Day […]

Always a Student

Posted: 13th September 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

About a year ago, I started an adventurous (for me) project.  I love writing and have been able to write professionally in a variety of text forms over the last twenty years.  One text form that I most appreciate as a reader is the fictional novel.  So, I had some ideas about what I wanted […]

The Old Weathered Desk

Posted: 1st September 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

  This is a student desk that sits in a corner of my new work space.  It is weathered and worn, with initials carved into the wood.  Yes, wood.  This desk is so old it is made of heavy, real wood and features an inkwell hole in its top. I love this desk already. I […]

What Did You Make At School Today?

Posted: 12th August 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Summer is good for many things, one of which is professional reflection.  Ok, it isn’t one of the more exciting of summer things, but it is still a good one. This summer as I’ve done some professional reading and lots of personal playing, I’ve had a bit of an epiphany. I’m a maker. Yep.  That’s […]

My Favourite Things

Posted: 20th July 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

I’m just back from an extra long weekend at the cottage with my family.  I love that all of my kiddies still look forward to going (even though internet connection is sketchy at best!) despite their busy lives.  One of our favourite holiday games is “Top 5…”  Sometimes it is something as mundane as Top […]


Posted: 11th July 2016 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

If you’ve been hanging around any educational chats in the last while, you have likely read, discussed or posted your own thoughts on developing risk taking in students.  Whether you have called it grit, building perseverance skills, one of the cute FAIL acronyms (Fail=First Attempt In Learning, etc), or development of problem solving capacity, it […]