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…

The Long Dark Days of November

"The Long Dark Days of November" was actually an agenda topic at our most recent staff meeting. The general conversation surrounded how many of us, especially our students, may be feeling at this time of year. My principal outlined a couple things to think about - it's midterm so many students may be disheartened because…

Don’t Just Interrupt – Disrupt

Definition of disrupt a :to break apart - rupture b :to throw into disorder  c :to interrupt the normal course or unity of I have interrupted my normal course plans temporarily for special occasions and other timely reasons, but until recently I had never really disrupted my routine. This past month my class and I have been involved in…