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For the Love of It

Here is an old post I wrote last November 2014 for another blog. Reading this blog post brings back so many wonderful memories–it truly captures my love for teaching (and writing!), so I am sharing it again here. 1,439 more words

Teaching & Reflecting

Dear Florina

As teachers, we are always told that we need to tailor our lessons to our students. We need to find ways to motivate them and to capture their interests.  339 more words

Teaching & Reflecting

Back to School

Ever seen Billy Madison – the hilarious Adam Sandler classic movie? Take a few seconds and enjoy one of my absolutely favourite scenes from the film. 630 more words


"Writing Charades"

“Tina, can we play Writing Charades, please?!” M asked me.

Writing Charades, a game we had come up together.

A few weeks earlier, M was jumping up and down on her couch, as I was trying to motivate her to do some reading with me. 282 more words

Teaching & Reflecting

What Motivates Learning?

The teacher asks a compelling question (at least he thought it was) and the students just stare.  Or worse, they don’t even hear the question because their minds are far away.  447 more words


Three Day Quote Challenge--Day 1

My new blogger friend, Wendy from Ramblings and Musings, invited me to participate in this three day quote challenge.

The rules for the challenge are: 191 more words


I Am That Teacher Too (Letter 5)--Reading is a Passion, Not a Learning Objective

Dear Former Students,

What do I hope you remember about me?

Reading, of course! Together we fell in love with the books we read. If you were in my recent classes, you will remember the magical repetitions of Pete the Cat books. 484 more words