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Archive for August 2017

Lean to those colleagues…

Sitting in a Van I didn’t mean to become a humanitarian. About 10 years ago I was sitting in a van. It was purchased by the students of my elementary school. We did a benefit concert and a Month of Love (monthoflove.ca) and, as a result, we raised enough to purchase a ‘bookmobile’ that delivered…

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Trust What You Bring to this Profession

Trust What you Bring to this ProfessionBy Rhonda Draper “We teach who we are” (Palmer, 2007, p. 1). I am a performer, singer, actor, public speaker, problem solver and history student. My teaching involves integrating subject matter across the arts, community and performance. I was born into a musical family. My mom sang, played the…

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May you find perspective…

The Power of Perspective Perspective is all-important when working with children. My grandpa wanted to be a teacher. He was a farmer in the 1930’s through to the 1950’s. He and my grandma had 4 daughters and a son. They were farm kids. My mother was born in an era when getting a post secondary…

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