Category Archives: changes

Good Students make things Better

In my current teaching situation, the students change more often than the teacher does. I have students who stay for a week, a couple of weeks, or maybe some that are around for months on end.  There isn’t one definitive … Continue reading

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Putting Away the Jacket

Yesterday I went to work without a jacket. Perhaps this wasn’t the first day that I went without a jacket–I am pretty sure that I have left it in the car or not taken it because I was going to … Continue reading

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Ignoring Nature

Despite the obvious date reference and the usual debate with my father over just exactly when it started, I didn’t want to believe that Autumn had begun. Autumn is my favourite season (followed by Winter and then Spring), but I … Continue reading

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On Change

I was feeling hungry on my way home from work. My lunch, while healthy, had been rather uninspiring.  Not disappointing, but definitely uninspiring.  I reached inside my bag and came out with a Cliff Bar.  The thing was, it was … Continue reading

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Possibilities Unwritten

I left my house early this morning.  I was running late (probably because I was checking my phone when I should have been drinking my coffee and stuffing my yogurt into my lunch bag)  and felt very unsure of making … Continue reading

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The Year that Will Be

I’ve finished taking apart last year (click here if you missed it) and now it is time to turn around and face the year will be. Before we begin, I want to direct your attention to the following blog because … Continue reading

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Mid-Autumn Morning

My walk to the bus stop confirmed the thing I already knew to be true. The leaves, though some holding their colours and precarious hold on trees, were, for the most part, now detached, lying on the grass, the pavement … Continue reading

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“We Now Call it Friday Junior,” She Explained

I guess we all think of our workplaces as a little weird, or at least containing some kind of weirdness.   It might be strange policies, strange products in the vending machines or that one completely out of place song on … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

I need a more positive synonym for strange. You see, Monday was strange, but I don’t want Monday to detract from the idea of perfect.  Besides, it isn’t like Monday was STRANGE.  Monday wasn’t STRANGE.  Monday was strange.  The funny … Continue reading

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January …..Goodbye!

January is done and I am not sure I have a lot to show for it. I didn’t write down any of my resolutions despite resolving to do a number of things this year. I guess I didn’t take the … Continue reading

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