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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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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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Ode to the Teachers of the Learning Centres

Dear Learning Centre colleagues: As always, I stare at this blank page and wonder how the heck I can communicate the thoughts and feelings that are tucked down inside me?  I am inspired and full of ideas.. but these days … Continue reading

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The Way to a Beautiful Life…

I have never been more “aware” of myself than I am now.  If there are any gifts that cancer has given to me, perhaps it is that awareness. I am so conscious of the value and the beauty of the … Continue reading

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The Commonwealth Foundation Tri-Sector Dialogues

Several years ago, I was invited by a member of the Commonwealth Foundation to host the student segment of the proposed Tri-Sector Dialogues.  The intention of these dialogues was to assess what worked well in each of 14 pre-selected Commonwealth … Continue reading

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