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Focussing on Happy Moments

I’ve struggled to write this post for a long time.  I was going to sit down and write it as I approached each century mark, and I couldn’t bring myself to write because I didn’t know how to clearly share … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. McDonald, I Will Never Forget Genius Hour

Near the end of this post is an emailed letter I received from a thoughtful grade 7 student the day after our final day of school.  It warmed my heart and brought a tear to my eye.  It will have … Continue reading

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Out of My Mind

I picked up Sharon Draper’s “Out of My Mind” after signing up my class for the Global Read Aloud 2013.  It is a brilliantly written novel intended for young adult readers.  However, it is really a story of triumph and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad — Still Learning from You

I’ve felt compelled share a bit of my Dad’s story since I read George Couros blog about his Dad.  A lot of who I am today as a father, husband, son, brother, friend, and educator were born in the loud … Continue reading

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