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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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Things to Celebrate

As the end of Spring Break is upon us, I came across a recent post by a Vancouver Teacher, Carrie Gelson. In it, she wrote about some of the things she has to celebrate at the completion of Spring Break.  It … Continue reading

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My Completed Homework

I was given an assignment to complete by fellow blogging friend, and amazing educator, Dean Shareski. You can read his challenge post here. First things first, here are 11 Random Facts About Me: 1. I am a twin. I have … Continue reading

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My Life and Legacy

We attended our final Digital Sandbox for Administrators session this past week.  Our Deputy Superintendent, Jordan Tinney, led four blogging session for administrators this year, as part of our Digital Sandbox series for our administrators in our district.  This was … 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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PLN Starter for Elementary Teachers

Our school is one of the schools who received an Innovative Learning Designs Grant for this coming year.  This is Phase 2 of the District project.  You can learn a little about the Innovative Learning Design Project here. To help … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Blog 9/10

10 Reasons Why I Blog 1. I blog as a way to making meaning.  Blogging helps me think about and process information.  I find it therapeutic to take in, reflect on, and then express my feelings and thoughts through my … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Power and Control

Whether you are a mother, father, sister, brother, teacher, administrator, or anyone in management, it is important to understand that trying to exert power and control is usually not very effective. Too often I see and hear about people trying … Continue reading

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Anything is Possible

Currently, we are studying Careers with my Grade 6 Health and Career Education students. The students have done a number of activities for the last few weeks.  One of these activities was completing an interest inventory in which the students … Continue reading

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