Let them be bored! For real?

Joanne Jacobs recently posted some data about boredom levels among high school students. She closed the post with a quote from a principal in Hawaii who, when confronted with the stats that 50% of the students in his school liked school, asked the questions – “What about the rest of the kids? What are those…

farmers and teachers

From Dea Conrad-Curry at Notions and Potions in Thinking deeply about the seeds we plant: …I was thinking of how farmers and teachers are alike. They both are responsible to nurture valuable commodities. Their work is both science and art. They both possess intrinsic passion, returning day in and day out to work over which…

Wherever you go, there you are

So now it’s July 1. The paperwork is over and all I have left to do is empty my classroom at the old school tomorrow – today is a holiday in Canada – Canada Day. Time for brightness and light (and warmth. It’s July 1st and I have a fire going to ward off the…