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Birthday Cupcakes

Posted: 8th November 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Tonight I have been working on making cupcakes because I need them for breakfast tomorrow.  Yep, that’s right.  Breakfast. Several years ago, it was the eve of one of my kids’ birthdays.  Figuring out our schedule was always tricky; two busy educator parents plus four active kids meant problem solving daily to figure out how […]

Observations, Conversations and Products

Posted: 18th October 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

If you have kids somewhere in the education system, how are they evaluated in their classes? How were you evaluated when you were in school? Here’s a regular conversation at my breakfast table: One kid:  “Ugh.  I have a test today.” Another kid:  “I have 2 tests today.” And another kid:  “I’m supposed to have […]

Run For, and Learn From, Terry

Posted: 27th September 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try. It took cancer to realize that being self-centered is not the way to live. The answer is to try and help others. Terry Fox   Every school has traditions and yearly events.  One of my favourites […]

Passion Projects – Aiming Our Marshmallows

Posted: 25th September 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

  I found this quote when I was surfing the net to find some “food for thought” to contribute to a professional learning day for my staff last week.  I like it – it’s a little quirky, not too serious, but also thought provoking. But the quote kept nudging at me.  I am keen to […]

Caretaker of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt

Posted: 13th September 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Did you ever go to a meeting expecting the usual information sharing and end up smack dab in the middle of a ceremony?  It’s a little like heading to the hardware store to zip through your to-do list and ending up attending a wedding.  This happened to me today.  It was awesome. At our system […]

Be Careful, There’s a Baby in that Bathwater

Posted: 8th September 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

My first car – in 1990 – was a 1978 Triumph TR 7 hardtop.  It was, perhaps, a little quirky for a brand new driver.  No power steering or power windows.  A cranky manual transmission that required me to engage the clutch (with my heel), the brake (with my toe) and the gas (with my […]

Play is the Thing

Posted: 15th August 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

This morning, a twitter conversation between Andrew Campbell (@acampbell99) and Matthew Oldridge (@MatthewOldridge) caught my eye: I respect and appreciate the work of both of these gentleman and I wondered: Andrew responded with his thoughts: I wonder still, though, is that true?  Is the playfulness of an action in inverse correlation to the challenge it […]

Back in the Saddle Again

Posted: 9th August 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

So, this is weird…us meeting here like this.  You see, I haven’t been here in a really long time.  I used to drop by frequently; committing my thoughts to paper, engaging in some on-line discussion about school, education, professional learning and whatever else I needed to write to help me organize my thoughts. Just to […]

#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 […]