Small Goals = Big Results

We are just over a month away from THE day where everyone sets new big shiny goals, and most of them last about 3 weeks. I’ve never been one to jump on the New Year’s resolution train, or even the one word craze for the […]

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The Necessity of Authenticity

Relationship might be my most used tag in my blogs, and it’s obvious why. I love how the quote above from The Innovator’s Mindset written by George Couros was represented visually in his latest book with Katie Novak, Innovate Inside the Box. It all starts with […]

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In Due Time

Last week, I got a phone call from my son’s teacher. He’s in second grade. She went on to say that he is a kind and caring boy who gets along with his peers. He’s never in trouble and gives his all at school. She […]

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Check Your Mindset

I have been struggling the past little while, but I reached a moment of revelation this weekend. I’ve written about the importance of social emotional learning in the classroom before, I am a huge believer in the importance of being in the right frame of […]

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You Are Never Alone

Last Thursday, I was anxious. Last Thursday, I felt like a failure. Last Thursday, I didn’t feel worthy. Last Thursday, I didn’t feel like enough. A few weeks ago, I was approached to see if I’d be willing to collaborate with a colleague from another […]

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It’s the Simple Things

Last week was a hard week. On Monday, I went to school and by the first recess, I noticed that my voice was starting to go. This isn’t the first time that this happens, and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but any teacher […]

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We All Fall Down

So, I have this awesome teacher-neighbour, Matt Fabbri, with whom I’ve had the pleasure of co-writing on two occasions (read those here). Not only do I appreciate his perspective and willingness to have these deep conversations even after our work days are over, but I […]

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Homework Woes

I hate homework. There, I said it. As a teacher, and as a mom of four, I truly and honestly hate homework. Aside from the fact that there is no research that proves that there are any benefits to homework at the elementary level, and […]

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