N is for Navigation

Audio read by Lynn Thomas I love old maps. They speak to me of adventure, exploration, new worlds. Ultimately, they tell stories, and being an English teacher, I love stories! Sea map of PortugalGedaente en ... vant Landt van Portugal; from: Mariner’s Mirror,Lucas Jansz Waghenaer, 1584 A cool thing that occurred to me is how…

Empowerment and Star Trek

Today I want to tell you about Sarah. Sarah is a student in my grade 10 academic English class. I don't have to engage Sarah. She came engaged and ready to learn because she has goals, big goals, laudable goals. But, Sarah struggles in my class sometimes. She has a hard time keeping up with the readings. Sarah has…

L is for Light

https://view.genial.ly/5d39d17d349b990f8d319e7e/social-action-light-it-up The darkest hour is just before the dawn. Let there be light. (A teacher's life) Dawn Illuminate, elucidate, fill with curiosity and wonder. Morning Bring to light. Use a light touch. Trip the light fantastic. midday Light bulb moment. Brilliance, radiance. Afternoon See the light. Blaze, glare, dazzle. Understanding, enlightenment. Sunset See things in a different…

G is for Galileo

Audio reading by Lynn Thomas Galileo experimented, pondered, and tested theories thereby laying the foundations of what we now know as the scientific method. He was also a keen observer, inventer and thought deeply on almost everything - definitely a Renaissance man. It's an understatement to say he was very clever, and he was very clever…