Monthly Archives: February 2014

How majoring in Theatre prepared me for everything else

I started writing a comment for my friend Matt over at Must Be This Tall to Ride, but the comment took on a life of its own. I always chuckle a little when people talk about “career planning.” Aside from a … Continue reading

Posted in Change one thing, Why I Teach | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Why I teach

That. Right there. That little furrow on your brow. The way you scrunch up your eyes and let your mouth fall open because you are thinking so hard– trying to make sense of something you’ve just read, or I’ve just said. … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Prompt, Why I Teach | Tagged , | 10 Comments

The Olympics ate my Brain

I’m not what you would call a sports fan. Back in my days as a theatre teacher, I once scheduled a matinee performance of the school drama production on Grey Cup day, because I was completely oblivious to the Canadian … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Snow Day

I live in a place that has been nicknamed Winterpeg, Manisnowba. I was born here. I learned to drive here, ice ruts and all. I have five decades of “remember the blizzard of [insert year]” memories. I think it feels “not so bad out” … Continue reading

Posted in Memory Lane | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Enter, Chucky

Not all middle school classes are created equal. Teaching grade eight requires nerves of steel. Teaching grade eight Art requires the reflexes of a prima ballerina and the fortitude of a linebacker. And teaching mandatory grade eight Art to the … Continue reading

Posted in Memory Lane, Yeah Write | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments