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The Leadership Quality Standard

I had short stint at Albert Education in 2013, and my work there was centred around supporting the education sector in unpacking and...

Attending Church - Like Going Home

I arrived at church yesterday at 4:55 p.m. for Mass. I walked up on my own and I was wearing old and torn running shoes along with some...

The Psychology of Change

Happy New Year! It has been a pretty wild 2020 and I think most people are hopeful that 2021 will be better. We all hope for an end to...

"June Tired"... in November

The school year is a marathon. Each educator has to plan their year considering how to make it to the June with enough energy to manage...

Principal - The Best Job Ever!

Since 2013 I have had an amazing answer to the question people often ask when meeting someone for the first time, “what do you do?” “I am...

The Circle of Safety

I went the whole month of July without writing a blog post! I have found it hard to pinpoint exactly what I wanted to write, with so much...

School Will Not be the Same Without You

This morning we were making our final preparations to honour the amazing work of our support staff. With the current Covid-19 pandemic...

Thank You Moms

No one, and I mean no one, is more important than our moms!  They nurture us, sustain us, cuddle us and challenge us to be our best....

Servant Leadership During Difficult Times

When I started my career as a teacher, I was blessed to work with an amazing principal. Mr. Larry Rankin was a legend; he was in the late...

Education, Tesla and the Economy of 2030

Education and the Economy In 2014 I was at Alberta Education’s Rural Symposium listening to the Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Greg...

The Future of Education in Alberta

Full Disclosure My name is Joe Dumont and I started teaching in 2000 in north Edmonton. I have served the education sector as a teacher,...

Coach Laz

Way back in 2006 I was working as a curriculum consultant and school counsellor.  It was the second time in 13 years that I wasn’t...

Smartphones and the Theft of Learning

I love my sweet, sweet iPhone 7 nestled inside its awesome Star Trek case. It is my lifeline for family, friends and work. If I forget it...

The Gift of Time

When we get student teachers in at school, we always smile and appreciate their comments on the workload. When the 3rd year student...

My 1st Year in High School - Done!!

When I was in university, I had a recurring dream where I had to go back to high school to finish a course!! Since I was a high school...

Lesson Plan - Disneyland

My family and I are on our way back from Disneyland, aboard WestJet flight 1422. We had 4 days at Disneyland and California Adventure...

OOOOO, You’re My Best Friend

During my first year as a school principal, my school district leadership team had us survey our school staff using 12 questions from...

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