September 2008

Princess Point Run

September 16, 2008

When I was in high school, our cross country meets were often held at Churchill Park. This park has soccer fields and a large open green space. It’s the perfect place to host several high school teams. This park is in the Westdale [Keep Reading]

You Talked Me Off The Ledge

September 15, 2008

I almost quit blogging last week. It didn’t feel like there was much value in it anymore. It felt like I was just going through the motions. I actually wrote a post titled, “What’s the Point?” where I contemplated the entire process [Keep Reading]

Meet The Teacher BBQ

September 11, 2008

The barbeques were lit up in front of the school last night. They were manned by support workers who managed to keep hamburgers and cheeseburgers coming. It was an informal way for the community to get to meet the new teachers. I like the idea of a [Keep Reading]

Still Trying to Find My Rhythm

September 10, 2008

School is back in full swing but I’m still trying to find my rhythm. I feel better when I know exactly what I’m doing and the best way to work things. But I’m still adjusting to my new school, their established rules and routines, [Keep Reading]


September 9, 2008

I want to rant about a few things that I don’t like about my new school. I know that I shouldn’t. Every school is different and there is a period of adjustment that I have to work through. That’s fine. But what is with this [Keep Reading]

Addicted to Podcasts

September 8, 2008

I have known about podcasts for a while now. My friend even burned me a few CDs of some notable ones. I really enjoyed having the new hip-hop mix shows and have listened to the CDs quite a few times. But now, I have the Internet at my command and [Keep Reading]

A Failed Experiment

September 5, 2008

As an experienced teacher, I can tell when something doesn’t work and when it is time to move on. I know that there has only been three days of school so far, and it might sound a bit early to give up on anything, but I know it’s [Keep Reading]

A Letter to My Ex

September 4, 2008

“All I ever wanted was for us to be happyI know I spent too much time on meshould’ve been more there for youI didn’t know how to build or see it throughI’m sorry for all the mistakes I madebut there’s no way to go back and changeno use in [Keep Reading]

Our Default Position is to Do it Wrong

September 3, 2008

“Have you ever said, “Mom, Dad, Teacher, Don’t you trust me?” An adult who hears this might want to say, “What do I have ‘Dumb’ written across my forehead. Of Course I don’t trust you. You’re a kid, and kids aren’t old enough to [Keep Reading]

Supreme Time Waster

September 2, 2008

I finally got the Internet at home. And I must say that you can surely get lost in the World Wide Web. I used to be content with just an hour online a day. I still am. I’m not sure what I did after that hour but I didn’t log off. I stayed on and [Keep Reading]
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