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How will your students pay tribute to you?

With a new school year just beginning, I thought I should ask teachers this question. “At the end of this school year, how will your students pay tribute to their experiences in your classroom?” I recently had an opportunity to … 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 #42 – Inspiring Teachers

With students and teachers starting back to school in two days, I searched for a powerful quotation that I felt might motivate teachers. I was very pleased when I found the following William Arthur Ward’s description of the different qualities … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #40 – The year in review

For many schools in Canada, the school year ends this week. Both students and teachers are eagerly looking forward to holidays. However, before closing the books for good, I suggest an important exercise to engage both staff and students is … Continue reading

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The Importance of Intangible Talents

As the end of the school year fast approaches, teachers start to focus on final assessment. Too often, in the teaching profession, both educators and their students measure progress by “the almighty mark”. Today, I want to reflect on the … Continue reading

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21st Century Learners Have Hidden Talents

How well do you know your students? Do you see only their strengths and weaknesses through the lens of a teacher of a particular subject? I remember taking some middle school students on a canoe trip many years ago and … Continue reading

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Teachers Can Be ‘Difference Makers’

All Canadians were celebrating when Alexandre Bilodeau won Canada’s first Olympic gold medal on “home soil” in the Men’s Freestyle Moguls. TV replays demonstrated Alexandre’s skills at speeding through the “bumps” and his aerial prowess. However, it was the celebration … Continue reading

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