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Forged in Fire

I recently began a journey that I know my 80 year old self would be disappointed if I had not explored, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). I was...

Gimmicks

Nature kindergarten, fifteen different high school class options, and the red ‘cheese whiz’ toast I made for Hazel this morning. Gimmicks...

New Gear

Consumerism is not the means to happiness. Anytime I find myself lusting after a new vehicle, toy, or gimmick I recognize this clear sign...

Unpredictable wins

It turns out that a magnetic dartboard which my daughters were not using ended up being the centrepiece of my classroom over the past six...

Look closer

While learning about inheritance and heredity in Science 9, I often take close up images of student eye colour. It is amazing what the...

Lessons from dodgeball

At lunch this week I was part of a team of teachers that won the intramural dodgeball tournament. The final match was against a group of...

Be Patient

I watched a ‘mousetrap powered car’ in my mechanics class leave the starting line so slowly that it appeared to be a failure. It took a...

Leave 2023 ‘richer’

As the end of the most challenging teaching semester of my career comes to a close, I am reflecting on all the lessons learned through...

Litter box

Karina asked me if I had heard the rumour about a local high school student that requires a litter box at school because they identify as...

Lost in translation

“But goodies, what is a ‘but goodie’?” I asked the cashier at the local pharmacy where Olive, Hazel, and I attempted to fill a Christmas...

Find the ‘right’ place

Certain places have the ability to bring out the best in us. The people, energy, layout, lighting etc, all come together to make us...

OpenAI… Google on steroids

I just spent the last ten minutes trying to stump the OpenAI chat bot, or more specifically seeking solutions to the most relevant...

Task Saturation

One of my pilot heroes, Dick Ruttan, shared a concept that has stuck with me for life, the ‘task saturation box’. As humans we have the...

Because he first loved us

I love the keepsake we bought at the fundraising auction for the Catholic School where Olive attended grade one. A group craft consisting...

Nothing beats FUN

Adult life has an unsavoury tendency to always resort back to serious. Humans created paper deadlines, layer upon layer of bureaucratic...

Redundancy

It took a furnace failure on a -20 Celsius Sunday to remind me of the importance of building redundancy into our lives. As soon as the...

The solution may be closer than you think

My Filson water bottle was taken out of rotation months previous due to a damaged handle that was making it hard to carry around. I had...

What could go right?

Parent teacher interviews tend to be a stressful time for teachers and parents. Both sides feel that they are being judged. One side for...

There is always an opportunity cost

I pointedly avoided a meeting recently where ten teachers deliberated around a table for over half of an hour regarding one student and...

Connect before Content

As part of our onboarding with a new school board, we engaged in some Indigenous learning. The Indigenous leader took us through a...

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