by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning + Development I hope this finds you well and happy enough – in the circumstances. I am uneasy. Seems as though I am just settling into to social distancing and my little one-family bubble, when lots of jurisdictions around the world are outlining plans and timelines to “get back to […]
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by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning + Development I hope you are well and keeping safe and sane during these COVID-19 times. As we practise good social distancing, we will flatten the curve as the experts say and move to safer times – maybe, not “normal”, but safer and hopefully better times. The social distancing of […]
by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning and Development We’ve all seen that cute poster titled “Things I Learned in Kindergarten”. Well, this is the Delaney version called, “Things I Learned from My Mom and Dad”. These gems really have been hitting home during the days of COVID-19, and with such frequency I feel compelled to comment […]
by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning + Development Today is Earth Day. It’s very special this year, as it marks 50 years of Earth Day hope and action. Earth Day was a big deal to me as a mom with now grown-up children and as an elementary school teacher of impressionable grade fives and sixes. We always […]
by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning + Development As promised, an update about my big FAM going live, using our D+A web meeting platform. Our Easter “family dinner” dry run was great fun. Nine family households joined. It was so nice to actually see our family members. There is so much to gain by the visual […]
by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning and Development It’s really difficult to handle the COVID-19 news updates coming at us, to comprehend the level of suffering and loss being experienced around the world, to manage our health and anxiety, as we live and work (many of us) now in self-isolation. But, if you are like us […]
by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning and Development I listened to the daily briefing from Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Officer of BC, comforted by her calm voice and impressed by her ability to keep things simple – to break it all down for us so that everybody can understand. She talked about “maintaining the […]
by Valerie Delaney, Principal, Learning and Development Some of you have probably picked up on the fact that the “older” Delaney’s are in the midst of some major life changes. We are moving – in a few days – from our Ottawa home of 30 years to a new home in the Okanagan. Our Ottawa […]
Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your favorite facilitator? Look no further. Check out Jessica’s and Valerie’s top ten ideas below. P.S. This is for a real-person type of facilitator, not an online one! Gosh, we are hilarious! One handy helper. Mom’s rule: If you have it, you won’t have to use it. That’s […]