Category Archives: Quotes & Reflections

Quote of the Week – On Education

  “Education is not a linear process of preparation for the future: it is about cultivating the talents and sensibilities through which we can live our best lives in the present and create the future for ourselves.”   – Sir … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – How We Measure Wealth

  “The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things.  It is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future.”      -Steve Forbes

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Quote of the Week – On Dreams

“There’s always obstacles.  If dreams were easy, we could go down to the Walmart and buy a six-pack.” – Waneek Horn-Miller 

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Quote of the Week – On Good Teaching

Good Teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.  – Parker Palmer

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What I Learned From a Makeup Lesson

For Christmas this year I received a gift certificate for a makeup lesson that covered make up basics, going from day to night, a colour palate that goes with my skin tone, proper brush care, and proper application techniques.  The … Continue reading

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Life Prep, Not Test Prep

Will Richardson is a passionate advocate for using new and innovative learning opportunities provided by advances in technology and the web to make learning more relevant and meaningful for our children. Check out this TED talk that he gave in March … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – No Wonder Boys Get Turned Off Reading

“I asked him why he was reading Junie B. Jones if he didn’t like it, and he said, “It’s at my level; it’s all I’m allowed to read.’ “.      – Pam Allyn

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Connecting Classrooms Around the Globe

Last week I attended a professional development session by Sandy Ryan from the ATA on   Building Bridges: Toward Effective Partnerships with Schools in Developing Countries.  Almost daily, we can read inspiring stories in the local newspaper about projects Alberta … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – Everyone is Unique

“From the moment you see the other differently, you just cannot treat him or her the way you had the moment before.”  – Donald Stern

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Quote of the Week – Life Experience

“No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.”    – Paulo Freire

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