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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Math and the Limitless Mind

A couple of years ago, while participating in the third season of #IMMOOC (Innovator’s Mindset Massive Open Online Course), hosts George Couros and Katie Martin had Jo Boaler on episode 1, which was the first time I had gotten to hear her speak. It was […]

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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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Guilt: Feel It to Heal It

Last week, as I was experiencing some big emotions before the beginning of another school year, I wrote myself a letter, which I shared in my post Dear mama (who is also a teacher). I also did this during another hard moment towards the end […]

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Dear mama (who is also a teacher)

As I sat around the campfire during our family’s last camping trip of the season and reflected on the last two months of summer spent with my four boys, I couldn’t help but think of my post: Dear teacher which I wrote towards the end […]

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