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Happy Africa Day, everyone!

This day has me thinking.

First of all, we can use today to celebrate all that our continent has achieved – to focus on the continent; to realise that step by step, we are breaking out of the perception that Africa is ‘poor’ or ‘lesser.’ So here’s to the people and structures that are positively contributing to our society! 365 more words

Dear Secret Teacher...

Does anyone else read Secret Teacher in The Guardian? I think as a parent it’s always interesting to read – to see inside the classroom if you like. 1,126 more words

Bike to Work Day, Toronto, 2015

Today was the annual group commute that kicks off Bike Month in Toronto. I was on duty at the High Park start point this year. Here is the Haul a Day all loaded up with T shirts, ready for distribution. 349 more words

Toronto

absent, sight and mind?

I put a wreath, and a flag, and a solar rose on my dad’s grave this weekend.  And, I wondered, as I shoved the stake for the rose down into the ground, why it is that every time I go to dad’s grave it is obvious that no one else has been there since I left the last time.   263 more words

Memories

Disability History: Kate Gainer, Atlanta, GA

It’s Our Story is a national initiative to make disability history public and accessible. Scott Cooper recorded and collected over 1,300 video interviews from disability leaders across the country since 2005. 116 more words

News And Guest Blog Posts

Oh look at me... I'm being autistic

Today was my first day back at uni in my Masters level teaching course. I was sitting in a maths lecture, and we were using materials to explore teaching fractions concepts. 133 more words

Autism

Be The Voice

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a preschool educator who is not formally (or professionally) trained in special education? I have had encounters with children who had learning difficulties, learning disabilities, developmental delays, autism…you name it. 664 more words

The Kids