Tag: teaching

life

Tales from the Village

It takes a village to raise a child. So, here are some tales from the village. The one which raised me and the one I was part of as a teacher.

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life

Try a Little Kindness

In these crazy, chaotic, angry times we all need a little kindness.

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life

When Old Teachers Meet Old Students.

Do me a favour, if you’re in the mall or the grocery store and you see an old teacher, please go and say hello. You’ll make their day. And maybe even your own.

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life

On Being a Teacher

My fondest memory of teaching high school is not what you might expect. It’s not of the many commencement ceremonies I watched or took part in, nor of reading the often brilliant work produced by some of my students, or …

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books

Haunting Books

A few years ago I was privileged to head up the English department in a brand spanking new school that was just opening. What an exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting time that was. The English teachers (including moi) worked really hard as a team to build …

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life

The Joys of being Sick

Teaching is one of those jobs where it’s complicated to be sick. And if you are sick, it’s so hard to take a sick day.

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life

Growing Pains…Or Start-Up Stressors

So… on Wednesday January 15, 2014 I published my first ever post to my first ever blog. Yep..I just pressed “Publish” and miraculously my words and pictures were transported into cyber land. This is a whole lot different than posting …

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