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It is time

The crisp air hangs just outside my front door.  At times, a sample seeps under the skirt to remind me that today… it is cold out there.  It is not time to venture out with the dog.  Not yet.  But … Continue reading

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I need to teach

I feel like a trapped animal today.  My colleagues are back at work, back contributing to society.  Here I am.  At home.  Sipping coffee.  It seems my living conditions are quite wonderful.  I have shelter, food, space, water. Yet – … Continue reading

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Good ‘ol Stace

Dear Dad: It has been so long since you and I have chatted with one another.  I do hope that you are well – I know Mum will be taking good care of you – among others no doubt. Kevin … Continue reading

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The Window

I walk past his room and peek in.   It is empty.  There is very little evidence that Ben was even there – other than the bed sheets are not as straight as they ought to be and the odd … 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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My mom would have been proud!

There are times.  There are moments.  You know the ones.  The ones that you are afraid to share with anyone else for fear they may think you are bragging?  This is one of those moments. My staff and students nominated … Continue reading

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The Homecoming

I rolled open the sliding glass doors to the Barrie Learning Centre yesterday morning with a racing heart.  I was early – earlier than most of the staff and so the school was quiet.  Sitting at her desk, right behind … Continue reading

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En Attendant David …

While I waited for David to get home: – New neighbours moved in to where former neighbours used to live.  They were so happy together here in this area for 20 years.  Their garden was meticulously kept.   It was … 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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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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