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by Janet Lee Stinson

What’s the dress code? My grade 3 teacher gave me some advice about being a teacher. She said, “Wear comfortable shoes!” I have tried to follow her guidance as much… Read more »

 
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by Neil Finney

As a teacher, there is no way that you have escaped this conversation with someone. The public loves to remind us how sweet it is that we have the “summer… Read more »

 
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by Janet Lee Stinson

All over Canada, teachers are struggling to find a job. The process requires patience and determination. Some say that it can take up to 9 years to get a full… Read more »

 
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by We Inspire Futures

We Inspire Futures is very pleased to bring you a conversation with visionary educators Mali Bickley and Jim Carleton. Listen as Mali and Jim explain the concept of balanced digital… Read more »

 
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by Neil Finney

“No good deed goes unreturned.” Describe a time when you decided to “Pay it Forward” with a Student? A Colleague? An Administrator? What lessons did you learn and how did… Read more »

 
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by Neil Finney

We are constantly bombarded by the media and life events in our classrooms. As teachers, we have an obligation to prepare students for decoding the media and making sense of… Read more »

 
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by Neil Finney

When the students entered the room and saw that I was dressed like Waldo – they were shocked! But that morning saw more smiles and discussion than most others. How… Read more »

 
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by Janet Lee Stinson

It was a cold January morning when I quit the literacy committee. It makes my heart pound to think of the way it felt. I had taken on too much…. Read more »

 
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by Christine Jenkins

Everybody thinks being a primary teacher is easy. If you can read picture books with expression, print neatly, and add or subtract a few small numbers, you can probably teach young children…. Read more »

 
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by Neil Finney

Staff meetings are a reality of our profession. The balance between sharing information and providing opportunities to discuss and gather feedback is a challenging one for many administrators. If you… Read more »

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