Earth Day – Beach Clean-Up

Happy Earth Day. Take the time today and do something to help our planet. Yesterday, one of the teachers at the school where I work arranged for the students to take part in a beach clean up for Earth Day. We removed bags of garbage as well as bicycles and other large metal pieces. There …

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Names

Photo Challenge: Names On the Northwest Coast of Canada there are hundreds of languages that are being lost or have already been lost. In my small slice of the world people are working hard with elders to record as much of the language as possible, high schools and colleges are offering courses to teach young …

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Africa 2017

I love to travel, seeing new places, eating new foods, and meeting new people are all wonderful parts of travel. The new places and experiences can be life changing. Travelling is my favourite thing to do. A close second favourite thing  to travelling is planning my travels. I can spend weeks looking up places to …

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“I’m Sorry” easy to say but not always easy to mean.

"I'm sorry" is how we apologize to people. How we say we made a mistake and we regret it. It could have been a harsh word, a bump in passing, a lie, or any other number of things. We do our best to convey regret for hurting another person and maybe regret for our actions. …

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Boys are not fish

Most of us have probably heard the old adage "If you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree it will always think it is stupid". This is commonly said about children and the current education systems ability to assess student performance. It's that time of year. The End. This is when we …

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First Five Years

The statistic is that most new teachers quit in the first 5 years. There are many reasons for this from administration to the zoo animals some people call children. Teachers are being asked to do more with less each day. From stagnant salaries and facilities to broken buildings and broken homes teachers have much to …

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