A list of articles and interviews about our school and/or my opinions, listed with most recent first:

How A School Ditched Awards and Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and Learning – Interview with PBS/NPR’s Mindshift regarding the shift away from awards.

What if We Ditch Rewards in Schools – Podcast interview with Brad Gustafson and Ben Gilpin of the UnearthED program on the BAM Radio Network.

Competition in Schools – Podcast interview (video) with Scott and Tim Bedley of the Bedley Bros podcast. Audio here.

Positive Behaviour Without the use of Rewards – Podcast interview with Jethro Jones of the Transformative Principal.

Awards and Dancing in the Rain – Podcast interview on “The Interactive Teacher” with Rob Smith – discussing challenging traditional beliefs and leveraging technology to create change

B.C. principal’s letter to the Tooth Fairy goes viral – article/interview on Global News that shares a simple letter to the tooth fairy on behalf of a child

Riding the Wave of Social Media – Podcast interview on “Ditch that Textbook” with Matt Miller on using social media to create positive change.

UBC Education Alumni News and Events: Learning and Leading 

Awards in Schools? – Radio interview with NewsTalk 770 (Calgary) on rethinking the use of awards in schools.

On Becoming Connected – article from Adminfo magazine about my journey into connected leadership.

Schools of the Future, Today – The Tyee Newspaper describes some schools using 21st Century Learning Initiatives and features Kent School’s CHOICES program.

The Parent Project – Awards in Schools – Interview with Michelle Elliot of CBC Radio about awards ceremonies in schools

Questioning Awards – Radio interview with NewsTalk 1010 (Toronto) on rethinking awards in schools.

Questioning Grades and Awards – Radio interview on NewsTalk 980 (Vancouver) on moving away from awards and grades.

Should Schools Have A Facebook Page – Vancouver Sun article on our school’s use of a Facebook Page

Dialogue Worth The Risk – Chilliwack Progress article on how we are using social media to engage with our parent community

I’m @ the #Riot – Educating Generation Me – Tyee article that describes how a Kent teacher used the Vancouver riots as a teachable moment.

Are Academic Awards Losing Favour in BC Schools? – article in Vancouver Sun about our school’s decision to end it’s awards ceremony

Power of a Student-Based Curriculum – article from the BC Principals and Vice Principals association on a a phys. ed program started at Brookswood Secondary.



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