That Flashy Little Touch Screen

The whole iPod, smart phones, tablet craze has been going on for a while now and there’s no stopping it in our house. It’s like a runaway train and I think I got flattened on the tracks. My grandpa and grandma are 95 and 93 and they had an iPad before I even knew what […]

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The “Low down”

Twenty-four years ago, I was starting my teaching career in a Grade 5 class. After the second month of school, my class was feeling pretty comfortable with me. There was a growing concern on my part about the note passing that was taking place. You remember the notes that were passed between students: “What are […]

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My Selfie-Cam is Broken

Ahh, the Smart Phone. It has really become a part of my life. It’s a love – try-not-to-be-too-dependent relationship.  I am not the most coordinated individual. Yes, I am teaching art and drama, but no, I would not put it past me to fall off of a stage. Case in point:  last year in drama […]

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Why I Make My Daughters Play Video Games

Guest Blog Writer: Kevin Schut I make sure my girls get their regular doses of video games. Hi, I’m Kristin’s husband, Kevin. Since it’s crunch time for Kristin, I thought I would be a supportive spouse and write her blog post this month. It’s an ideal opportunity for me to set the record straight about […]

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ru ina mood 4 sushi?

On a coffee break from marking provincial exams, I was talking to some fellow English teachers about the use and abuse of technology in the lives of students. One of these fellows recounted a conversation he had with a younger colleague who said that there is nothing wrong with texting while doing homework in that […]

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Why My Daughter is Dressed as a Lombax

When Tym first asked me if I would be willing to be the Middle School Staff blogger for Inside Out, he suggested possible ways that I could begin a blog post.  One was “So, my husband is gaming again….”  “Again?” I retorted. “More like still gaming or has become obsessed with yet another video game.” Yes, […]

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FaceTime Faux-Pas

I know it’s not very lady-like, but sometimes I burp.   It probably wasn’t the best time to let go of one of those big bellywonkers, but it happened right as I walked into my daughter’s room. Me: “Braack…whatcha doing?” A: “My homework…and, say hi to Zoe.” Me: (recoiling in shame) “When did Zoe get […]

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