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  • Driving into the future with our eyes wide open: The transition from summer to school time

    Lisa Duranleau, Executive Director | MacLachlan College
    Here’s something I find curious: as the years pass I look forward to the beginning of the school year with greater enthusiasm. 
     
    You’ll probably agree that runs counter to what most of us felt when we were much younger and we approached coming back to school with a mix of  anxiety, excitement, fear and wonder. I can’t tell you how many times I hear parents tell me how much they wish they could help their children view September with the same level of enthusiasm they show at the end of the school year!
     
    During the summer I took the opportunity to re-read some inspirational material that helps to form my approach to how we educate our students while preparing them for a lifetime of personal reward. I came upon this quote from Marshall McLuhan who wrote, “Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.”
     
    Although he wrote this several decades ago, it strikes me that his observation is entirely relevant today.  McLuhan also commented, “We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.”
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  • Collaborative innovation: What is it and why does it matter to our students?

    Lisa Duranleau, Executive Director | MacLachlan College
    Just about one month ago we celebrated the 40th anniversary of MacLachlan College with our Ruby Gala. It was a splendid affair and a great chance to get dressed up while enjoying the company of many of our parents and school friends. 

    While there were many highlights during the evening one in particular stands out. A group of teachers and parents performed a flash mob dance number that brought the crowd to its feet.

    It was fun and brilliantly executed. You can catch some of the action here. It got me thinking about collaboration and innovation. This group had never done anything like this before and they worked very hard to pull it off. Have you ever noticed that those things which appear so seamlessly effortless are the result of endless hours of practice, repetition, rehearsal and commitment? 
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