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The Mysterious Teacher

There is a teacher in your classroom who has caught everyone’s interest. He doesn’t say a lot about himself; seems grumpy all the time; has no ring to suggest he’s married. Whenever he is on a prep, you can pass … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Substitute Teacher

I’ve commented here before about the kinds of unusual situations that substitute teachers face. Well here are some things to add: 1) One would think that the teachers we are replacing would have everything organized for us when we enter … Continue reading

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Teachers Vs. Hockey Players

There is always a lot of teacher-bashing and, as a teacher, I take it personally. Most of the bashing revolves around too much pay and too much time off. Then, even with these benefits, some people say, teachers still whine … Continue reading

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Immune to Incentives

The other day, I was supply teaching in a challenging school. I was in a grade 4 classroom that, among other students, contained three children with behavioural problems and one with autism. Even without these four, the class was challenging. … Continue reading

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Book Talk in a Classroom

The other day, I was invited by my nephew to come into his grade 6 classroom and talk about my children’s fantasy novel, More Precious Than Rubies: The Return of the Norse Gods. This was the perfect venue for me … Continue reading

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Inspired to Write

Recently, I was interviewed about my writing. One of the questions focused on my writing environment and when and where I was inspired to write. When I was much younger, I forced myself to write. That’s right. Forced. I’d take … Continue reading

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Good Reviews, Bad Reviews

As a self-published author, I paid a sum of money to have three prestigious companies review my two novels. These American companies that critiqued my books are blueink Review, Clarion Book Review, and Kirkus Reviews. The books of mine reviewed … Continue reading

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