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Total Eclipse of the Arts

Posted: 10th April 2018 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

I was trying to think of some of my earliest, and most memorable, connections to the arts.  The list was quite eclectic.  My first clear memory of dance was that time in Kindergarten I convinced Ms. Cadman to let me perform a tap show for the class.  I had never (and still have never) taken […]

A Two Sided Blog Post

Posted: 1st February 2018 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered what really goes on in a school to support a student who struggles with self-regulation?  Aviva (as classroom educator) @avivaloca and Kristi (as school administrator) @keerybi team up to offer their perspectives on how they would approach a specific situation.  Changing a student’s ability to self-regulate takes a lot of work […]

One in Five

Posted: 31st January 2018 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Me about 8 years ago at a board workshop:  “One in five people will be affected in their lifetime by mental illness?  That number can’t be right.  Maybe they mean one in five of us will know someone affected; not that one if five will ACTUALLY face challenges to our mental health.  Yeah, that must […]

The Two Sides of Resolution #OneWordOnt

Posted: 7th January 2018 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

My first grown-up job was working in PR and event planning for an arts council in the Toronto area.  It was a pretty amazing job for a fresh high school graduate (except for the commute.  Hamilton to Toronto was not fun even in those dark ages).  I learned that I did better writing about the […]

Time Yet for A Hundred Indecisions

Posted: 6th December 2017 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; There will be time to murder and create, And time for all the works and days of hands That lift and drop a question on your plate; Time for you and time for me, And time […]

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 […]