Conscious Kindness Day #ConsciousKindness

This past Wednesday was United Way’s Conscious Kindness Day. As their website states, this day encourages everyone to “Help create a kind, caring community by planning intentional acts of kindness on May 15. Be (extra!) kind to friends, neighbours, co-workers—and strangers too—and share it with […]

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Challenge Your Limits

Challenges. Bumpy roads. Hard days. Moments of despair. Shortcomings. Mistakes. Hard lessons learned. Feelings of failure. We all have them, especially as teachers and parents… you know, those people who are responsible for teaching and raising children so that they become the best versions of […]

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Calm Down Breathing Strategies

Over two years ago, I wrote about the importance of social emotional learning and empathy, and also shared a follow up lesson where my students had created calm down strategies in order to help themselves self-regulate. Unfortunately, as I transferred my blog over and bought […]

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Your Words Matter

Your words matter. To others. And to yourself. But being mindful of this isn’t necessarily an innate skill, it’s one that’s learned from a very young age, and habits are hard to break. I’ve recently watched the documentary “Heal” on Netflix which was completely eye […]

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Amazing Race to 100

Not only is today Valentine’s Day, but it was also our 100th day of school! For those who don’t teach the little ones, believe me when I say that day 100 is a BIG deal and that it must be celebrated! Naturally, 100 becomes the […]

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I Choose Interesting!

Yesterday, 2000 educators from the St. James-Assiniboia School Division and the Louis Riel School Division got to spend an incredible day of learning together, facilitated by James Nottingham. I didn’t know a whole lot about James before the day began, other than the fact that […]

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