Teaching Tip Tuesday – Tribes

Students need to learn how to work cooperatively, how to treat each other with respect, and how to listen attentively. These are life skills that are absolutely essential to have. Yet these skills are not addressed in the Ministry of…

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Lend Your Support

I was planning on writing a post this week about the possible demise of Canadian television. Several stations have already cut back on programming. Morning shows have been disappeared and some Canadian community channels have already shut their doors. I…

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Year Three of My Five-Year Mission

My five-year mission was simply to write as much as possible with the goal of being published within five years. I started this blog two years ago today with that goal in mind. It seemed achievable and I have been…

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The Internet Should Be Free

I have noticed that some places of business offer free wireless Internet. I think this is a great idea. The Internet should be free. Can’t we take this a step further? I know that some municipalities offer free wireless Internet…

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I Joined the Dark Side

I haven’t owned a fully functioning computer in years. When I started this blog I did all my writing on an old and outdated laptop. It wasn’t powerfully enough to do much of anything on it besides word processing but…

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Teaching Tip Tuesday – Character Education

A huge part of teaching lies outside of the curriculum. Teachers cannot simply teach the basics; math, science, social studies, English, etc. We need to teach the students how to work together cooperatively, how to follow routines and procedures, and…

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Hamilton – The New Hot Spot

The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos is a great program. I like to watch this show whenever I can, but some nights I just can’t stay up that late to watch it. Fortunately they have a really good website where they…

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Larissa Rocks!

This is what I wrote last year on March 28th, “I don’t remember the last time I was so excited for someone to win a game show. But I must admit that for the past six episodes I have been…

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Running Season Starts

I love this time of year. The snow has melted and winter has retreated. The air is crisp and cool, yet quite inviting. In fact, so far the weather has been amazing for March Break. The temperatures have been well…

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If You Don’t Look, You Find

This is what I wrote here a few weeks ago on February 4th. “I’m ready to move on. It’s been a long time since my heart was broken. But I don’t want to go looking for my true soul mate….

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