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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 […]

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 […]