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#OneWord 2021

One of the (many) things I appreciate about my friends is knowing that they are there even though we might not talk every day, every month, or even longer. Time doesn’t affect good friendships, and if either of us decides … Continue reading

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Have You Participated in a TLLP Project? Please Share Your Experience(s) with Technology!

Next month, Leanne Oliver and I will be leading a session for new TLLP groups. We are going to provide a variety of technology options for these new groups, such as Google Tools, Flipgrid, TeachOntario, Twitter, Telligami, etc., but we … Continue reading

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The #LearningLine Challenge

A few weeks ago, I invited people to participate in a new project.  My post was called “Draw a Line for Me“, but my very clever friend Rodd Lucier thought of a better way to share the project:  a hashtag. … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset: Hacky Sack Style

I’m an art teacher, but every now & then, I’m asked to teach a different subject.  This year, I have a full schedule of art except for one period of Geography.  It’s already been a great learning experience, and we’re … Continue reading

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Teaching and Growing

Each semester (or year, if you’re an elementary teacher) is a fresh start, a new life.  You have new students, new personalities, and new dynamics.  There is so much to learn, and it’s all so exciting!  Wonderful young minds come … Continue reading

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A New Beginning?

My son and I discovered a seed inside a nectarine over a week ago.  A special seed.  For some reason, it had started to sprout, so we decided to see what would happen if we encouraged it to grow a … Continue reading

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Malala

Should we ignore the plight of women’s issues in developing countries because we feel that equality has been achieved in Western society?  Are we a bit too comfortable, knowing that we’re doing alright, and the issues in other areas of the … Continue reading

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Moving On!

There are so many benefits to having students grow and prosper in your class.  In a way, your classroom becomes a home of sorts, and your role mimics that of a parent as these fledglings prepare to leave the nest. … Continue reading

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Sticking Your Neck Out

cc licensed (by) flickr photo by DucDigital Were you the kid in class who enjoyed the lessons your teacher taught, eagerly raising your hand to participate, or were you one of the cooler kids who sat in the back row?  I really … Continue reading

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Curiosity

I think that what many educators are discovering is that the web has not only provided countless resources to support strong teaching practices, but that it also enhances their own learning.  What’s scary about this is the realization of what … Continue reading

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