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One Year Ago Today

I am sharing this in an effort to help others, to be a voice when others may be struggling to find their words.  If you, or someone you know, think that you may need the support of a Transition House, … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Yourself

It was Friday morning and my classroom was empty. The students had just left with the teacher who helps them exchange their library books for the week. A few minutes after my students in Grade 1 and 2 left the … Continue reading

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What My Inner City School Experience Has Given Me

This is going to be a somewhat personal post. I have been pondering this for quite some time and have finally decided to write about it and share. For the past 2 and one half years I have been the … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Breakfast

We have a Breakfast Club at our school which is open  each morning from 7:30-8:25, when the morning school bell rings.  In all honesty, it actually usually runs past this time because kids are not often turned away when they … Continue reading

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Not Only About Passion-Based Learning

In part, he World English Dictionary defines passion as “A strong affection or enthusiasm for an object,  concept, etc: a passion for poetry.” We’ve been hearing a great deal about “Passion-Based Learning”.  People are realizing the importance of giving our students the opportunity to learn about things that are of interest … Continue reading

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Quiet Reflection

Ever have a time when you were in need of quiet reflection? Away from work. Away from home. Away from your kids and spouse? Away from life. That was me today. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life.  Things … Continue reading

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School is Home

While I have always known it, from personal experience, this year made me realize once again just how important school is for our students.  School is a safe place for many students.  The ONLY safe place. Our students know what … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Reflection

I have celebrated eight Mother’s Days (if you count the one when I was pregnant with my daughter who is now 7-years-old).  I am very fortunate to have 3 wonderful children: Trista (7), Pauli (4), and Carson (1).  I am … Continue reading

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My Top Ten in Ten Days – Celebrating my 100th Blog Post – 1/10

Like I have mentioned, being a mom is the most important thing I do. It always has to come first!  I am fortunate to have 3 wonderful kids: Trista (7), Pauli (4), and Carson (1).  They brighten my each and … Continue reading

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Obsession? or Passion?

For the last 8 months I have been focused on my learning, in an effort to help others, including myself and my colleagues, but, most importantly, the students in my school. During this time, I have been blogging regularly as … Continue reading

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