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A fork in the road

A few years ago I was talking to my students and one comment from a student really hit me, our community is largely white, as we...

When we can't read

Pre-Covid I was reflecting as I finished my second "for fun" book of the summer on how little I read this school year. Or at least how...

After the books

Background I grew up in Northern Alberta, for those who read my blog and are from communities made up of diverse cultures and people, my...

While we are away

Sitting down and watching a little Homeland after a day of working out, blogging, yard work and a walk I begin to blog again. I wrote...

Clarity

I don't think I have ever started a blog post without a clear title in mind. I feel like it has always framed my thinking but today as I...

Are you ready to change?

When Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream first came out I have this recollection of Chunky Monkey and movies with my friends. A few weeks ago shea...

Only in Dreams

I am not talking about the Weezer song but I do now know what I will be listening to tomorrow at work. This last week or so I have been...

No Going Back

As I am sitting enjoying my Easter weekend watching movies and playing video games a very small piece of me misses the hustle and bustle...

It only took a pandemic

My morning routine is getting up at 4:30 or so checking Twitter and other social media getting ready to head to the gym and once there...

Faith

We have 2 dogs. Yesterday we spent the day in the yard cleaning up poop. The snow is finally melted or melting and well two big dogs and...

Incomplete

I don't know where to start. Earlier this week someone said to Julie, "Teachers are just loving this aren't they?" Julie told them we...

A Note

Today as we continue to adjust to the "new normal" of COVID-19 and its impact on or lives I was in my classroom waiting for students to...

Thank You

Last year I was asked to join the coaching staff of the Varsity Basketball team. When the head coach mentioned my name as his assistant...

We are Writing

This year I have been working on ways to make writing more engaging. When I talk to my students every year their biggest complaint about...

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