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  • Leading From The Heart » Black-focused public school in Toronto by 2009…What do you think?
    of black students don t graduate from Toronto high schools Angela Wilson is a mother of two who has been at the forefront of a push for Afrocentric or black focused schools for years Make our education system better for everybody she said It s not a one size fits all education system It s actually working its way to be one size fits few and the few that are successful do not look like me Trustees were supposed to have discussed a report delivered last week that makes four major recommendations Open an Africentric alternative school in 2009 Start a three year pilot program in three other high schools Work with York University to improve school achievement Develop a plan to help failing students Supporters said those options will keep black students engaged and in school but opponents said it will lead to greater isolation I just feel being with a mixed group of people is better you know you get to learn different cultures different aspects of different people the way they live said Grade 10 student Terrin Smith Williams hmmmm not sure what I think about this yet My gut feeling is that it is a cop out It is a way of saying we are addressing issues of student learning without looking at the whole system Or perhaps it is a step toward a new system Creating student centred schools that focus on the different communities they are in Like I said still thinking What about you What do you think about this proposal ready to go next year Powered by ScribeFire Google Tracy Rosen 6 comments RSS trackback respond Name Mail will not be published Website Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Jose on January 30 2008 at 9 32 pm I ve been thinking about it since it was first proposed In theory it s great they get to concentrate on their own issues with their own communities and learn about their histories without a whitewashed version of their stories HOWEVER what ends up happening is that 1 if it s too good then they ll change it so it ll have a more diverse population Yikes mark 4 on February 10 2008 at 2 18 am I think these kids who are at risk for dropping out require a better special ed program for both themselves and their parents these parents may not have established a supportive at home environment and they ll need supportive help as well martin luther king would roll over in his grave even though this nnew program is being called a segregated one a horse by any colour is still a segregated program elona on February 20 2008 at 8 42 pm Tracy I ve been thinking about this for a while now because I teach in a very multi racial school and here s what I say let s try black focused schools If they work great we

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  • Leading From The Heart » Request for techy feedback
    template WordPress Sandbox and played around with the link colours It looked just lovely on my linux version of firefox Mozilla 5 0 X11 U Linux i686 en US rv 1 8 1 11 Gecko 20071127 Firefox 2 0 0 11 but when I got to work and looked at it through IE ick The left sidebar was superimposed on the main column So when I got home I switched to a 2 column skin for the Sandbox theme But since that also didn t work in IE according to my friend I switched back to the 3 column number and have since added a few little fancy touches Does it work on your browser If you could let me know that d be great I m looking for feedback from different operating systems different browsers different resolutions So far epiphany and firefox linux are A OK Update Jan 28 AND ooh very happy it is now working on IE 7 I think it has more to do with the resolution than the browser is that possible Thanks Tracy ps and if you have any suggestions on how to make a 3 column theme work through different OSs and browsers I d really appreciate it Please write them as if you were talking to a child Technorati Tags css feedback blog design blog design cross platform css Powered by ScribeFire Google Tracy Rosen 5 comments RSS trackback respond Name Mail will not be published Website Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email jose on January 26 2008 at 12 10 pm maybe it s because you re working on it now but this isn t that cool a layout and forget IE it s hopeless If I worried about what IE did

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  • Leading From The Heart » Amen of the day on this US Martin Luther King jr Day
    Learning Theory 3 RÉCIT 3 Consulting 4 Appreciative Inquiry 2 boys 1 differentiation 1 Flipped Classroom 2 Evaluation 3 Relationship 11 Blogging 1 Hope 1 Comments James Watts Amen Tracy Rosen Hi Damien and Damien Great points here Tracy Rosen That s right David David Wees Very good point Tracy Rosen Hi Penny and Trackbacks A focus on learning PD Practice learning about Principles of Learning Boiling it down PD Practice all adults Amen of the day on this US Martin Luther King jr Day January 21 2008 at 8 11 pm filed under ShoutOuts Tagged inclusion john becker martin luther king day segregation Jonathan Becker boldly reflects on LeaderTalk However what troubles me more is the mounting evidence that even where we have managed to create diverse integrated schools there is extensive within school segregation by race For example students of colour are disproportionately overrepresented in special education underrepresented in gifted and talented programs underrepresented in the highest level academic tracks including AP courses overrepresented in the population of students subject to serious discipline suspension expulsion etc under served by highly qualified and or highly experienced teachers Collectively at the very least I believe that these empirical facts amount

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  • Leading From The Heart » A day at the park…literally
    idea because not only would my student have a good time but he would meet a well known sponsored skateboarder who also has a day job dispelling his belief that he won t need one if he gets sponsored I spoke with my student s mother who loved the idea and we set the plan in motion I showed up at my student s house this morning and he was SHOCKED to say the least You should have seen the look on his face to see his teacher at his door on a Sunday morning I told him that I had a friend who wanted to meet him and that he d need his skateboard His parents gave him permission to leave with me and off we went I think he remained a bit in shock and was definitely shy for much of the afternoon At one point he came out of the skateboarding area to take a break and I told him that we only had about 30 minutes left before Marc had to leave He looked at me with big eyes threw his helmet back on his head and rolled back down to join Marc He definitely took advantage of the rest of their time together From where I was sitting it looked like they were working pretty hard at trying to do some kind of spinning trick fakie nose something or other it s beyond me When he finally landed it he turned to look at Marc and did a Yeah you know hands balled in fists and elbows thrown back past the waist and that made it worth it for me I sure wish I had caught that on film Marc gave my student a copy of Pipe Fiends A Visual Overdose of Canada s Most Infamous Skate Spot a book he compiled and wrote with his friend Barry Walsh about the pipe near the Olympic Stadium in Montreal which I will be borrowing from him soon along with a whack of other fun stuff stickers posters a t shirt cool I hope it fits I want to wear it tomorrow As soon as he got into my car at the end of it all there was NO DOUBT that he had enjoyed the afternoon at the skatepark with Marc Non stop talking about what they spoke about he said I had inspired him to try a trick he hadn t done in 10 years and he even landed it and that he can t wait until it s nice out so he could go try out the pipe poor guy he s going to have to wait a good 3 or 4 months before it s nice out again in Montreal So where will we go from here I m going to introduce him to podcasting so that publishing to his blog and his wiki pages becomes less of a struggle for him and today s experience will be incorporated into those spaces And since

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  • Leading From The Heart » 2008 » January
    Discipline 2 Examiner com 1 Testing 3 Parents 1 Sunday Synectic 1 Review 2 Motivation 5 Management 1 Storytelling 8 Alternative Schools 2 Learning 11 Change 11 Learning Theory 3 RÉCIT 3 Consulting 4 Appreciative Inquiry 2 boys 1 differentiation 1 Flipped Classroom 2 Evaluation 3 Relationship 11 Blogging 1 Hope 1 Comments James Watts Amen Tracy Rosen Hi Damien and Damien Great points here Tracy Rosen That s right

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  • Leading From The Heart » I heart convention
    5 Looking Back 5 Discipline 2 Examiner com 1 Testing 3 Parents 1 Sunday Synectic 1 Review 2 Motivation 5 Management 1 Storytelling 8 Alternative Schools 2 Learning 11 Change 11 Learning Theory 3 RÉCIT 3 Consulting 4 Appreciative Inquiry 2 boys 1 differentiation 1 Flipped Classroom 2 Evaluation 3 Relationship 11 Blogging 1 Hope 1 Comments James Watts Amen Tracy Rosen Hi Damien and Damien Great points here Tracy Rosen That s right David David Wees Very good point Tracy Rosen Hi Penny and Trackbacks A focus on learning PD Practice learning about Principles of Learning Boiling it down PD Practice all adults I heart convention November 30 2007 at 8 18 am filed under Connecting Quebec s annual teacher s convention kicked off last night I didn t attend the opening sessions because I was just too darn tired out from parent teacher interviews but I m so looking forward to today I love going to our funky Palais des Congres that everyone makes fun of but I love for its colour I love seeing teachers I worked with 10 years ago who I get to see in person once each year at convention I love the gift

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  • Leading From The Heart » Today, one of my students…
    Tracy Rosen Hi Damien and Damien Great points here Tracy Rosen That s right David David Wees Very good point Tracy Rosen Hi Penny and Trackbacks A focus on learning PD Practice learning about Principles of Learning Boiling it down PD Practice all adults Today one of my students November 19 2007 at 11 26 pm filed under Classroom Tagged students I swear I could start a million sentences with that phrase Today one of my students told me that no had ever told her they missed her before today when I was letting her have it for the attitude she was spreading around the room I told her that if it continued after 2nd recess I d have no option but to ask her to leave and I didn t want to do that because I would miss her insight during our daily meeting And then she told me that no one had ever said that to her before that they missed her image from http www inmagine com single images photos imagezoo izs002 I m thankful she focused on that and not the wahn wahn wahn Charlie Brown teacherness of the rest of the message I was saying

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  • Leading From The Heart » How do you Get Things Done?
    18 2007 at 6 27 pm Hi Jason and thanks for your well wishes I do my best work in the morning and it will be a challenge to balance my class planning and prep with my own coursework especially considering that I already leave my house at 6 30am But I know you are right the key will be in setting my routine and sticking to it I m enjoying reading through your work I ve blogrolled you so I will definitely be back to read more Tracy selias22 on November 20 2007 at 10 05 am Thanks for the link Tracy And thanks for reading Once again my GTD page needs a little updating Yesterday I started messing with the public beta of OmniFocus which is a Mac only productivity app that works in concert with the GTD system I m more paper than digital these days but I m going to give it a try for a while and see how it goes If you haven t already done so you need to zip over to Levenger com and request a catalog As much as I love technology toys gadgets and all things electronic there is much to be said for a paper system Scott Dennis Harter on November 20 2007 at 10 07 pm How do I get things done I don t take on PhD s alongside everything else You are amazing Best of luck with it Me just trying to stay afloat Tracy Rosen on November 21 2007 at 4 22 pm Thanks for the tip Scott I am also finding that not everything can be digital In fact I ve gone back to the old planning book thick and coiled as it is for my lesson plans Something about the physical act of writing helps make things stick for me must be somewhat of a tactile learner And Dennis I think a more correct description may be insane selias22 on November 27 2007 at 10 03 pm Hmmm another lunatic getting a Ph D I don t know what I ve gotten myself into with a new school two young kiddos and a Ph D program It ll be an adventure no doubt Oh and have you checked out diyplanner com One of my favorite haunts for paper related goodness Steve Ransom on December 5 2007 at 11 47 am Tracy I can sympathize as I did the same crazy thing that you are contemplating I agree with Jason s comments as there is such high degree of ABDs out there due to the lack of what he suggests And for a time period usually around comps and dissertation defense nothing else exists in the universe Oh and I used Inspiration a lot I too am a visual learner and the ability to add notes to idea nodes and continually update the mind map was very valuable to me I actually planned my whole dissertation using that software I had a poster sized

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