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The Friday File: March 9th

A weekly post sharing some of what I’ve been reading and watching throughout the week.  The clues to a great story (TED Talk, Andrew Stanton) Make me care, 2+2, wonder. A great talk about telling great stories. An Ode to Toronto FC (Jeffery P. Nesker, Waking the Red) In Bez we trust. Toronto ‘Till I…

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The Friday File: February 23rd

The first in a new weekly series sharing some of what I’ve been reading and watching throughout the week. The Power of Sharing Your Story With Students by Beth Pandolpho Educators are human beings too, the more you show this the more successful your students’ learning experience will be. Being honest about my experiences learning…

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Adventures in Jasper National Park

Photos and first glimpses of a week in Jasper National Park.

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7 Things I Learned From 6 Weeks In The North

Foreward I debated whether or not to write anything to share publicly. Out of respect for my terms of employment, for the respect and privacy of those in the communities I visited, out of fear of saying the wrong thing, and to not just be another white person taking up space where Indigenous voices should…

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Why Real Young Women Make Real Good Role Models

“Role models really matter.  It’s hard to imagine yourself as something you don’t see.” –Chelsea Clinton The Oxford Dictionary defines a role model as ‘a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated’. Despite this seemingly clear and simple definition, it is often widely debated whom and what constitutes a ‘proper’ role…

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Leadership Where We’re Not Looking

There’s a lot of things that baffle me about this crazy world we live in. And I don’t mind not understanding it all. But there’s one thing that’s been really bothering me for a while now, and it’s something we need to have a discussion about. And that is, how many times I’ve been asked “Are…

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3 Months In

Back on September 1st I dragged me, myself and 97 pounds of luggage onto an airplane bound for Quebec City. A few days later I was dropped off at a house full of people who don’t speak english, and life has been flashing by ever since.

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International Day of the Girl: A Message to a Younger Me

“Go play your trombone, go be bossy, and go show ’em what you’ve got.”

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Rethinking ReThink: Citizen Engagement Does Not Imply Youth Engagement (Part 1)

…just because a process is seen as open and engaging for adults, does not mean youth see it that way too.

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How One Week in a Walkable City Changed My Habits Forever

Just under a year ago, I was part of a special course where we hosted a group of students from Malmo, Sweden for a week, and then went to Sweden for a week of classes there. I walked more in those two weeks (and the third week while travelling around Western Europe with a friend)…

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