Tag: children

  • Passion exists inside me, not inside a job

    This blog post has been in the works for a couple of weeks now and was coaxed out by Dan Callahan’s post One for the Record Books over at Geek.Teacher. His post reflects on the mixed feelings he has around changing schools, changing positions. My own recent job change has had me thinking along the […]

  • Crimes against Children: Am I Not Human?

    An article on today’s cbc.ca struck me. It seemed unbelievable, the title seemed out of a supermarket paper, a tabloid: Quebec pastor who took child bride sentenced to 5 years According to the article, when Daniel Cormier was 48 he, a self-proclaimed pastor, married a 10-year old member of his Church. His Church was for […]

  • Responsibility

    Gleaned from Scott McLeod… “You can’t expect responsible kids if you don’t give them any responsibility.” Love it. Isn’t this what it is all about, this teaching business? Thanks Scott. Powered by ScribeFire.

  • Trying to lead from the heart

    Really, I am trying. I don’t usually write about my personal challenges as a teacher in this blog, but today I find myself needing to. I started at a new school this September and was hired to teach and design a new program for older students (16-21) who are not  expected to graduate. I’m now […]

  • blogs and wikis: a teacher’s perspective

    Steve Ransom pointed me towards this video of a grade 1 teacher and how she uses blogs and wikis in her classroom. There is also some parent and student commentary. Her advice is to start small, with a blog for your classroom, and let yourself grow with it. I’d like to hear her principal’s perspective […]

  • marvels, each and every one.

    Image: from Firehouse 3rd grade 57-58 Mrs Barrett by Clarkstown67 available on flickr through a creative commons license. I came across this quote today on Angela Maiers’ blog: “When will we teach our children in school what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a […]

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