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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 #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 #41 – Never Stop Learning

I first began teaching Mathematics to Grade 7 & 8 students more than 45 years ago. I must admit that I was convinced that all the learning on which my students focused, would be found in the Mathematics textbook that … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #23 – Good teaching is …

My wife and I recently visited our younger son in California. As part of our San Francisco experience, we decided to take a Segway tour through Golden Gate Park. Before we were allowed to take control of this “pogo stick … Continue reading

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Car Stereos, Connectivity and Teaching

My son sent me this thought-provoking illustration: It seems like only yesterday that I envied friends who had new car stereos similar to the top image. True, they could now play their favourite CD album while cruising in the car. … Continue reading

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UnPlug’d: Meaningful Messages in Education

As a new school year begins I pondered over the topic of my first September blog post. Should I research and list various educational activities and resources that teachers could use at the start of a new school year? Would … Continue reading

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‘Survivor’ – Outwit, Outplay, and Outlast

Have you heard about the next planned “Survivor” show? Three businessmen and three businesswomen will be dropped in an elementary school classroom for 1 school year.  Each business person will be provided with a copy of his/her school district’s curriculum, … Continue reading

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