Posts by Doreen Grey

Doreen Grey, a visionary leader for change in education, was Master’s Academy's first principal. Doreen is both a risk taker and an innovator of new ideas. Doreen and her staff have undertaken several breakthrough initiatives in the areas of assessment, student empowerment, core skill development, establishing a culture for change, and intrinsic motivation towards learning, etc. In her career as a teacher, Doreen championed the cause of transforming assessment, and has offered many professional development opportunities to educators around the province. Currently Doreen provides leadership in the development of Master's FUTURE READY Education Learning Model and the Professional Development Program.
Student Learning
Doreen Grey

Culture of Low Threat

“Put your hand up if you don’t understand and need more help,” says the teacher. Who does that? Who actually raises a hand, and in that vulnerable moment lets the whole class see that they don’t get it? Who will take this risk?

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Advancement
Doreen Grey

August – Time for a Fresh Start

It’s that time of the year again! Just when we are getting accustomed to our world being green, we see that first yellow leaf show up on the poplar trees. Hold on to every day of summer you have left, but when thoughts begin turning to school, be ready with some anxiety reducing strategies. With

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Imaginal
Doreen Grey

Driving Forces in Making Summer Decisions

So what are we going to do today? The question of the long days of summer! Here’s a story memory from our early days at Master’s Academy and College.  It is about a grade five student who had a summer birthday and could not make up his mind on whether he would host a party

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Advancement
Doreen Grey

Ending Well – Looking Back With Celebration and Gratitude

At the end of the race, we like to hear cheers! Good starts need great endings and successful endings lead to strong starts. “We seek endings, even as we clamor for more, too. It’s the bow and the falling curtain at the end of the play. We need that, and deep down we know it,

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