Monthly Archives: September 2015

Not Perfect Hats = Perfect Day

I have so much to say about how fantastic today was thanks to the global launch of the Not Perfect Hat Club.  Alas, with the respect of my readers in mind, I will keep it simple. In preparation to be … Continue reading

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Not Perfect Hat Club – Best Club there is!

Empathy and self-acceptance can be difficult to teach.  The world of social media places so much pressure on our youth in terms of looks and our education system places pressure on marks (for the most part).  We hear of more … Continue reading

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Getting our youngsters into politics via NPDL

As a Political Science graduate of Acadia University, I never really thought I would be applying what I learned in my 4 or so years to my middle school teaching practice. Yet, here I am, nearly 10 years later, embarking … Continue reading

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Own Your Story – Create Your Story – Foster a Better Future

Students at my school today had the chance to listen to an organization speaking of voice, compassion, and empathy.  Their message was simple: Own Your Story: Become an author of Hope. The impact of hearing a variety of stories of … Continue reading

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6Cs – Setting Students up For Life

Today was perhaps better than yesterday.  My class of 27 seems to truly understand the meaning of fun and grasp the concept of community without question; a teacher’s dream. This being said, I cannot wait to see my students grow … Continue reading

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First Day Back = Students First

I had such jitters and anxiousness last night for the first day back.  It was a mix of being excited, nervous, and slightly afraid of how the day would play out.  This being said, I knew the day would be … Continue reading

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Reminders Why Student Voices Need to be Heard

As I rifled through books, notes, and other resources today, I stumbled across my long lost ‘note book’ that is filled with ideas from colleagues, conferences, and students.  It had been missing in action since June but I knew it … Continue reading

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