Category Archives: Teaching

“That” September

It will be two years ago in two weeks.  Hard to believe. In fact, almost impossible. Two years.  I’ve been fighting that long. I remember almost every detail.  I remember my students.  I remember the singing and dancing.  I had … Continue reading

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I Confess

This November I am invited to a celebration meant to honour teachers who have been with my school board for 25 years.  I got my invitation the other day.  I was thrilled.  I can hardly believe it has been 25 … Continue reading

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I have faith

“Well done, good and faithful servant” I follow a number of blogs.  Some of them are an unusual choice for me.  I was introduced to them simply because some of them “liked” my post.  I was curious “who” and so … Continue reading

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You made a difference.

I thought it would be like closing the page to the book – but it seems we have just begun another chapter. Wouldn’t it be nice if that happened more often – just when you think you’ve reached the end, … Continue reading

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The Reunion

The sun is blazing through the hazed morning sky and I am wide awake. Today is the first reunion of the very first class I ever taught – on my own.  I began my teaching career as a French teacher … Continue reading

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Graduation

Well – it’s that time of year again. Graduation I’ve worked a grand total of two weeks Yet – I feel like I’ve done so much more Learning It seems there has been so much I’ve learned about I’ve lived … Continue reading

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Learning, in community, knows no limits

I got to the school early enough that it was still quiet.  Sandra caught me in the hallway. “Stacey, you have to come and see the teacher’s workroom!”  She was thrilled at the thought that I would enjoy seeing this … Continue reading

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Am I More Literate Because I Know Shakespeare?

“A sailor’s wife had chestnuts in her lap and munch’d and munch’d and munch’d…” (Macbeth) Yup.  I still remember that line more than 30 years later.  I have actually quoted it, maybe twice, to entertain my students when we were … Continue reading

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Things teachers want their students to know…

Thought this morning, it may make and interesting spin to tell it as it is – from a teacher’s perspective.  I do not speak on behalf of all teachers – this is MY take based on MY thoughts of what … Continue reading

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Things Adult Students Wish Teachers Knew

I first have to acknowledge this post was inspired from a post I read this morning at http://topicalteaching.com/2014/12/15/things-middle-school-students-wish-we-knew/ My post will follow this lead. I have taught at an adult learning facility for 15 years now and these are “some” … Continue reading

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