Author: Karen Copeland Last night it finally happened! I have been collaborating with Chris Wejr for months to prepare a presentation called Start with Strengths: Change the Lens, Change the Story. We were building on the previous presentations Chris has created on this important topic. For this session, we wanted to include the parent voice… Continue reading #StartwithStrengths
The Power of #EdCamp35
Author: Karen Copeland Ahhhh #EdCamp35 2015. This amazing day of learning, connecting, sharing and laughing. Meeting new friends and re-connecting with people I met at last year's unconference. The feeling really is indescribable. I originally was not going to be able to attend this day because of another commitment, but when my plans changed, I… Continue reading The Power of #EdCamp35
Why Should Parents Attend #EdCamp?
I wrote this post last year after attending #EdCamp35, hosted by the Langley School District. Shawn Davids graciously posted it on his blog, Leadership with Purpose (because I didn't have one then). Now that registration has opened for the 2016 #EdCamp35, I am re-posting the article here in the hopes that I can encourage more… Continue reading Why Should Parents Attend #EdCamp?
I Am “that” Parent
This post is inspired by a recent post that has gone viral titled "Dear Parent: About THAT Kid" by an educator in Calgary, Alberta. It is a powerful post and I encourage you to read it. While I was reading the post, I thought about how easy it is to assume instead of be curious.… Continue reading I Am “that” Parent
2ex·pert noun \ˈek-ˌspərt\ : a person who has special skill or knowledge relating to a particular subject from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expert Over the years I have heard the phrase "you, as the parent, are the expert on your child". Certainly, as the definition above suggests, I do have special skills and knowledge when it comes to both my… Continue reading Pondering “expert”