Hey all and welcome to my site!
My name is Scott Carey, and I am both an educator and a learner. I am currently the principal of Oilfields High School in Black Diamond, Alberta. Oilfields is an absolutely amazing rural school with approximately 360 students grades 7-12. I encourage everyone to come check out our school, either in person, or virtually.
As a educator and a school-based leader, my vision and belief is quite simple: better is possible. There is no question that high school as we know it needs to change. The challenge is to find the sweet spot of meeting the needs of our students while simultaneously preparing them for the needs and wants of the greater community. This must be accomplished through a model that is simple, attainable, and sustainable. Furthermore, educational systems need to have the ability to readily evolve… locking into decades of “traditional practice” is not viable.
Finally, I believe the Internet is an amazing resource. I find that the Internet allows me to learn what I want, when I want, and in the way I want. I often tell people that amongst the 7+ billion people out there, there is someone that thinks just like me, and the Internet allows me to find that person and learn from them. I hope that this blog will help to get some of my “Scareythoughts” out there for others to enjoy, contribute to, and learn from.
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