A presentation on positive leadership for #CSLC2017 #servantleadership

Hello Everyone, Today I speak at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference in Waterloo, Ontario. The significance and honour of speaking to the leaders of tomorrow and advisors who have brought them to this conference is not lost on me, and I consider this one of the…

What’s pulled me back to school this year?

I am very excited about the new school year, we left off at the end of June with some great developments. We have a number of new teachers starting at our school this year, we are going into year two of our teacher mentorship program, our…

A little about me

This is a relaunch of Developing Education, a site that has had several incarnations over the past 10 years. You might recall posts from me years ago at the now closed mrkeenan.com, or the previous version of this site www.developingeducation.ca. It is there that I completed…

Repost: Creating a Culture of Mobile Technology in Education

Originally posted on August 27th, 2010 How do we create a culture of mobile technology in education, specifically inside the classroom? I think about this often as I do more to integrate technology into my own classroom. Students, and their teachers, are often very satisfied with…

Repost: A Perspective on the Professional Growth (Learning) Plan

Originally posted on August 23rd, 2010 Every year teachers go through the process of filling out, creating or adjusting a professional growth plan.  For me, this has always been a double-edged sword. I am very serious about words.  As an English teacher, I know just how…

Repost: Why the iPad IS for Content Creation in Education 

Originally posted on August 20th, 2010 I read a TON of articles on the iPad as a media consumption device. I see over and over that it is great for reading websites, books, interacting with social media, but when it comes to ‘real’ work, it just…

Repost: 5 Ways to Change Your Educational Leadership Style This Year

Originally posted on August 16th, 2010 With the new school year fast approaching, many educators have grand ideas about changes they would like to take in their approaches to teaching, to leadership and to connecting to other educators.  I experience this every year, but I find…

When A Community Mourns A Teacher…Farewell Skye McGowan

Originally posted on August 16th, 2010 Two weeks ago, our school lost one of its most effective, dynamic, engaging and powerful teachers.  I have written him a letter, which I share with you now only to connect you with why I have been unable to post…

Repost: Presenting an Educational Theorist: Lev Vygotsky

Originally posted on July 22nd, 2010 I had the opportunity to do a presentation of curriculum theorist Lev Vygotsky recently in class, and prepared some fun activities for the project.  I really enjoy this sort of blending of modern technology with the ideas of a theorist…

Repost: Gaming as Education, Gaming to Save the Earth?

Originally published on July 15th, 2010 I was shown an exceptional TED talk today that dealt with the implications of gaming to our world, and drew me into a world that I will admit I sit on the periphery of.  The TED speaker below is Jane…