Why I Write

Now, in my writing space, I am taken back to my early childhood. As my fingers connect with the keyboard, I am an 8-year-old girl, sitting in my father’s silver Volkswagen Beetle. We are on our weekly, Saturday car-ride to Rockland, Ontario to visit my beloved grandmother. On this October, Indian summer day, it is quite…

The Good News For Teachers – Unity is Strength

On the Friday before Thanksgiving, the Ottawa Catholic School Board community annually gathers alongside the scenic Rideau Canal at the Shaw Centre, for Christian Community Day. On that day, the board’s 4000+ educators reconnect with each other, recharge, and are spiritually uplifted by music, words and images. It is a time of personal and professional…

In the Footsteps of Our Teachers

October 5  is the United Nations, World Teachers’ Day. A day to bring awareness and appreciation to the role teachers play in education and world development. As an educator, it is a day for me to reflect upon the important influence my own teachers have had on my life. Growing up, as a young child,…

Teach the Students You Have- All of Them

Our job is to teach the student we have. Not the ones we would like to have. Not the ones we used to have. Those we have right now. All of them. –Dr. Kevin Maxwell Who we are and whom we will become is determined by how our most basic human needs are met. Other than…