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Another year, another school, another classroom to set up.

Hey there, it’s been a while.

Oy vey.

I had the greatest summer, you guys. I worked out that I’ve never been on proper holiday since I was fourteen; I’ve always worked and/or studied through them. 644 more words

Classroom Set Up

Free fall

So, I took the plunge and started my new job.  I’m now an elementary school special education teacher in a 3-5 Autism classroom.  I know, right?   643 more words


Staff Update

Busy, Busy, Busy

One of my favorite things about being connected to friends and family on Facebook is feeling connected to them no matter the distance in either miles or times in our lives.  512 more words

Elementary School

In Retrospect

by Shayda Abazari
graphic by Savannah Tate

Hindsight Bias - (n.) the tendency to perceive an event as predictable after the fact. Also known as the “knew-it-all-along” effect. 497 more words

The Forum


In the wake of ‘brain gym’ and ‘learning styles’, our schools face the imminent threat of ‘mindfulness’. The claim is that “mindfulness is a mind-body approach to well-being that can help you change the way you think about experiences and reduce stress and anxiety.” ‘Mindfulness’ has its roots in cognitive therapy, for which there is some evidence of success in treating clinically diagnosed mood disorders, anxiety disorders, marital distress, anger, childhood disorders, and chronic pain. 681 more words

Brain Gym


I’ve had a tumultuous history with the concept of ‘friends’. I don’t really like to talk about it with people because I’m scared they’ll do exactly what my mom did, say it’s drama and end the discussion. 921 more words

O Canada

Congratulations to Sylvia, our French teacher, who swore her oath to Canada on Wednesday!

We celebrated with a truly Canadian chocolate cake (with fondant icing!) the next day, and everyone burst into a spontaneous a capella version of our national anthem.

Bienvenue, Sylvia!

dundasmontessori reblogged this on Dundas Valley Montessori School and commented:

Congratulations to Sylvia, the Montessori French Specialist for DVMS Lower Elementary and Strata: Montessori Adolescent School, who is now an official Canadian, eh!