Feb 20, 2017

Throwing Away the Highlighters

By | 2017-02-20T08:58:22+00:00 February 20, 2017|Custom-Fit Education, Middle School|

The room is warm; excitement and the odour of nervous middle schoolers fills the air. Students, wearing a mix of everyday clothing and fairy-tale wear, run back and forth in frantic frenzy between their parents, their classmates, and backstage, to make sure everything is “just right” and in place for their moment on the stage. [...]

Jan 16, 2017

Barbies, Fairy Tales and Overhead Doors

By | 2018-04-15T22:06:50+00:00 January 16, 2017|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

Just before Christmas, I wandered around the middle school campus, observing students and teachers. It’s one of my favourite things to do during the day--so cool to be a witness to learning! I was struck by how incredibly busy our halls are, reinforcing for me the fact that our hallways really are extensions of our [...]

Dec 23, 2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas Vacation

By | 2016-12-23T14:30:15+00:00 December 23, 2016|Celebrating, Middle School|

On the first day of vacation, my children brought to me; a tree that is slowly leaning On the second day of vacation, my children brought to me; two found report cards On the third day of vacation, my children brought to me; three half-full lunch kits On the fourth day of vacation, my children [...]

Nov 14, 2016

Silly Answers to Good Questions

By | 2018-04-15T22:07:06+00:00 November 14, 2016|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

I was taking a first year Canadian history course and my professor asked the question,“Why do you think there was a law in Lower Canada that prohibited the cutting down of oak trees?” I thought to myself, “Oh, I know this one!” A little background is needed here. I was almost finished my degree, but [...]

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