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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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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 #44 – Teaching Superheroes

It’s the last day of the month and I am scrambling to write this month’s “Teacher Feature” blog post. I was motivated to write this message by the antics of some of our neighbourhood children who, dressed as superheroes, visited … 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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Educating With Technology: Changes for the Better

After 60 years in the classroom as a student, teacher, and K-12 Educational Technology Consultant, I have seen many changes. I maintain that the changes, particularly as they relate to the infusion of technology into K-12 classrooms, have improved the … 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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Teacher Feature #22 – Carving the Future

As Halloween fast approaches, many are busy carving jack-o-lanterns. However, for this month’s Teacher Feature, I thought it might be beneficial if educators reflected for a moment on how they influence and shape the future. This month’s powerful educational quote … 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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