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Down River

I’ve not yet read the book, but it sure has a good looking cover.  And I really like the title to boot!  So, I keep the book handy – by my bedside in case I get the urge to actually … Continue reading

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Called Home

You. And You. And also You. You are the chosen ones. You are the ones called home. Emily and I were diagnosed at almost the same time.  Different cancers – different treatments.  She seemed healthier – better chances. How are … 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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Oh, what a glorious morning

This coming Wednesday will be the non-official date when I received the full enchilada of my cancer diagnosis.  The “real” date was the 10th, but to me, it was the second week of school that counts more.  It is the … 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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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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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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