Pedagogy

Children’s Album of the Year: And the Nominees are …

Children’s Album of the Year:  And the Nominees are … One of the unexpected and lovely surprises at being nominated for Children’s Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards was finding out who the other nominees are.  At first, I thought it might be bad form to look them up.  Like spying….

Some of the Best Big Ideas are Small

Some of the best ideas are small. Mid-September.  Big Idea Headquarters is buzzing with activity—inspiration, ideas, insights.  I continue to work at branding myself. (If you’re picturing a ranch and a hot bar of iron with ‘Big Idea’ being stamped on my forearm: close but not quite.)  Less painful. Less bovine-like. More like an ink-free…

Classroom Life

Autumnal Greetings to All As the school year unfolds, I am back in classrooms once again. I’m beginning work with Alan Macdonald, a fine educator and artist who is the teacher of the Challenge Program at Loughbourough Public School in Sydenham, ON (Limestone School District).  I am working with Alan and his students thanks to…