Author Archives: jmlauman

Coherence Building – A Student Numeracy Gap with a Teacher led Response

Much has been written about the helpfulness of having coherence in systems, including education systems. A Living Systems approach has the potential to grow and sustain this kind of coherence. At present, this occurs in some individual school settings, but … Continue reading

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A Living System – A way to develop lasting learning communities

Please follow the link below to read about a way to develop lasting learning communities. This article is posted on the Canadian Education Association (CEA) site and can also be found in hard copy in the March 2015 Education Canada … Continue reading

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Math Ambassadors – Students as Curriculum Leaders

Principal’s forward: Leadership that is growth oriented, appropriate, and distributed widely within the school community has a real likelihood of positively affecting all members of the community in a lasting way.  (This is an important facet of a living systems … Continue reading

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Secret Garden – Keys to Success

Gardens by their very nature are messy. They are complex at a micro level and can seem orderly at a macro level, because of the work that goes into the garden at the micro level. Our school (Heath, in Delta … Continue reading

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Student Inquiry Leaders

Principals’ forward: In a living systems learning community, all members develop and share their leadership talents, using those talents to work with others in order to facilitate positive, forward moving growth. This year our adult school inquiry leaders (Ericka Brugge … Continue reading

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Growing a school – like an onion!

Growing a school community is like growing an onion.  In order to flourish, both require for example: care, attention and perseverance over a period of time…and both are multi-layered.  Furthermore, although students are the very reason for which schools exist, … Continue reading

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What’s Standing in the way of Change in Education?

I was fortunate enough to attend the recent CEA (Canadian Education Association) conference in Calgary Alberta last week, with a team from my district (Delta – in British Columbia, Canada).  I say fortunate because the question we were being asked … Continue reading

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