Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Amazing Drink Project

Ok, here it is….my number one requested blog post!  And it also happens to be what I’m now famous for in my middle school.  Kids come into Grade 8 with me and on the first day of school I tell … Continue reading

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The Gift

I normally reserve my blog specifically for teacher type posts, but this story was simply too good not to share with anyone who would give me five minutes of their time. Earlier today I got a phone call from a … Continue reading

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Student Stress

I love that Alberta has a “Speak Out” student advisory council.  Recently the topic of discussion on the “Speak Out” board was addressed specifically to high school students in asking them what they find stressful about school.  Here’s what I … Continue reading

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A Post Secondary Future

So we’ve all heard that it’s our job in school to get kids ready for the real world, specifically in the case of our graduates we must get them ready for university.  But what if we need to prepare them … Continue reading

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We Will Remember – Newtown, CT

As a parent….as a teacher….as a human being….my world shattered today. What I learned about on Facebook first quickly spread to Twitter and as I watched the news something inside me broke. This isn’t the first time we’ve witnessed tragedy … Continue reading

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It’s On The Internet So It Must Be True

I had an interesting conversation this week with a couple of my Grade 8 students.  They were having a debate and using articles they had read on the internet as basis for the argument.  The funny thing was that they … Continue reading

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