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Those Who Can…

Teachers in our society aren’t viewed as professionals.   This really hit home for me when I first saw myself through the eyes of a 14-year old boy.   Let me take you into one of my classes a few years ago. I was giving a career-guidance lesson to my 9th graders and somehow university […]

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My Favourite Quotations: 1

Every now and then I come across quotations which attract my attention. Sometimes they make me smile, sometimes they inspire me, sometimes they challenge me, and sometimes they just make me feel warm and fuzzy. I thought I would post some of these quotations from time to time, and share my reflections. ************************************************ A few weeks […]

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Teaching Grade 9

I have a love-hate relationship with Grade 9. Walking into the classroom, you can almost smell the hormones in the air: the anxiety of teenagers trying to shake off primary school identities and find their ‘grown-up’ individuality; the adolescent angst; the confusion of young people trying to come to terms with growing up. You see […]

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