Dear Chandra: “I recognize you!”

Sep 02, 14 Dear Chandra: “I recognize you!”

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Dear Chandra, I’m writing this letter on Labour Day evening. Our dinner guests have left, the dishes are washed and put away and my two boys are tucked into bed dreaming about their first day of school. These are the “in-between” hours—that brief breath of time that stands between the hazy, lazy days of summer...

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Dear Robyn: A Letter to a Beginning Teacher

Aug 09, 14 Dear Robyn: A Letter to a Beginning Teacher

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August 9, 2014 Dear Robyn, I am writing you this letter to officially welcome you to the teaching career and to remind you that YOU matter! Yes, YOU! Everyone talks about how important the children are, and they are!!! but YOU are important as well, in fact, YOU are probably the most important person. YOU are the one who determines...

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A Letter to a New Teacher

Aug 04, 14 A Letter to a New Teacher

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The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning —Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting, Prologue This is the week of the summer where most of us who are somehow aligned to the rhythm of the school year pause to reflect. For...

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Signs of Positive Growth: Connecting the Dots—and the Learners

Many thanks to those who contributed to our first round of themed conversation at voicEd.ca. During the month of July, contributors were asked to think about one Sign of Positive Growth from the newly completed school year. It’s often tempting to be overwhelmed by just how much there is to do in our own education contexts...

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Positive Signs of Growth…

Our first voicEd.ca 2.0 discussion. It’s an invitation to reflect on a positive sign of growth from this past school year!

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