Category Archives: Food for Thought

A Teachable Moment With A Meaningful Message

I confess that for the past five months I have been so busy with my recent barbershop harmony hobby that I have not found the necessary time to create an entry in my blog. As a reader you are probably … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #52 – The Value of Teachers

As a youngster in elementary school, I thought that only students looked forward to summer vacation. Once I became a teacher, I realized that teachers often looked forward to their holidays with even more enthusiasm than their students. However, in … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #51 – Learning and Bicycling

There are at least two things in my life that are of great interest to me. Learning, as a life long process, and bicycling. In addition, I am continually amazed at how “connections”, fostered through the Internet, provide such unique … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #50 – Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward Day is the last Thursday of April each year. This year it occurs on April 30th and it provides teachers with a powerful opportunity to teach more than traditional curricular concepts. My Dad used to say … … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #49 – Finesse Stress

The task of being a teacher today is one that may be filled with a variety of frustration. In fact, I believe that the daily stress in our teaching profession has increased drastically over the past decades. This is due … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #48 – Independent Thinking

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, has stated: “Back, you know, a few generations ago, people didn’t have a way to share information and express their opinions efficiently to a lot of people. But now they do. Right now, with … Continue reading

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How heavy is a glass of water?

On Valentine’s Day, I attended a function where Doreen Blackman, another retired teacher, handed me a piece of paper containing the following story and suggested I might enjoy the message. After reading it, I knew I wanted to share it … Continue reading

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Happy Fifth Blogging Birthday

My “Life-Long-Learners” blog started as a New Year’s resolution on January 1st, 2010. My first blog post was entitled “Life-Long-Learners and the ‘3Rs’”. In it, I shared my thoughts about the “3R’s” … not the traditional “Readin, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic” … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Daily Survival Kit

Early this month, Gerald Brown, the former Chief Librarian of the Winnipeg School Division, sent me a “survival kit” by email. True, variations of this list have circulated over the past 20 years but the message contained within, is still … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #46 – Sharing the Light

As the current year draws to a close, I have been pondering what message I might include in this month’s “Teacher Feature” remix. I must thank Kevin Hodgson, a talented Grade 6 teacher, for inspiring me. Yesterday, Kevin entered the … Continue reading

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