September 2012

Undervalued, Unappreciated, and Misunderstood

September 28, 2012

via http://www.simplycyfair.com/great-gift-ideas-for-teachers.aspx I am very dedicated to what I do. I put so much of myself into my job. I don’t clock in or clock out. I am always a teacher. And I don’t complain about it. My family, [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip – Differentiated Instruction

September 25, 2012

Welcome to Teaching Tip Tuesday! Every week I share with you a tip that I hope you will find useful in your teaching. You can visit the Teaching Tips Archive to see all of the tips in the order I have posted them over the years. Please check that [Keep Reading]

Life Unexpected (Great Television)

September 24, 2012

I always borrow DVDs from the library and I’d seen this one on the shelf several times. I had no idea what the show was about, simply because of the way the library had packaged the DVD set, but something about it called to me. I just [Keep Reading]

Angus McKenzie Trail (St. Thomas, Ontario)

September 22, 2012

I collect trail runs. I’m always looking for a nice place to go for a jog. Sometimes I have no idea what the trial is going to be like, how long it is, or where exactly it leads. Today, I laced up my shoes, strapped my camera to my wrist, and [Keep Reading]

Springbank Skatepark (London, Ontario)

September 20, 2012

I’ve been collecting trails for a while now on this blog. Whenever I run a new one, I take a few pictures and write about it. I’ve decided to do the same thing with my favourite skateboarding spots. Today we are going to explore the [Keep Reading]

The Write Start: Nurture Writing at Every Stage

September 18, 2012

I don’t often take my own advice of taking the summer off from teaching. I usually find something to read at the very least. I think it’s important to develop professionally and books are a great way to do so. I found this book over the [Keep Reading]

Make Mistakes and Roll With Them

September 15, 2012

“Weren’t you worried you would make a mistake?” I ask. “Made two of ‘em. No one seemed to notice.” I nearly choke on my carrot stick. “What? You made two mistakes?” “Acting’s like real life, Mon. You make a mistake, you keep [Keep Reading]

Too Many Things, a Doom, and Finally a Daredevil

September 13, 2012

I saw these gumball superhero figures that looked really cool. I put my two-dollar coin into the machine and hoped that I would get a Daredevil to add to my collection.  I got Thing from the Fantastic Four instead. I thought I’d try [Keep Reading]
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