Category Archives: Why I Teach

Welcome Home

 A few year ago, when the design for Winnipeg’s new airport terminal was in the consultation phase, the citizens of the city spoke fervently about not wanting to lose the iconic escalator where they had greeted their loved ones for … Continue reading

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Points of view

I was getting my hair washed. I like getting my hair washed. Note that this is not the same as washing my hair. Washing my hair is a routine, pedestrian chore that goes along with showering and brushing my teeth. … Continue reading

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Imposter syndrome

I wrote in an earlier post that I don’t often remember my dreams. When I do remember them, it’s generally because they are particularly memorable. Or, in the case of my most frequently recurring dream, particularly familiar. During the 20ish … Continue reading

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Seeing the whole picture

Albert* was one of the old-timers who sat at the back of the room, moseying their way through high school on the extended plan. To be honest, I suspect that the unspoken consensus among my teacher colleagues was that Albert’s … Continue reading

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To my students: Why I won’t be handing out copies of the slides

Someone’s going to ask, so we might as well clear this up right at the outset. No, I won’t be handing out copies of the PowerPoint slides. I recognize that, in the minds of many of you, that statement is … Continue reading

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Evaluating evaluation

We are always evaluating. “I enjoyed the movie, but the ending was kind of stupid.” “This salad is really tasty! Can I get your dressing recipe?” “You should read this book. I couldn’t put it down.” Book and movie reviews … Continue reading

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Create the path by walking on it

Daily Prompt wants to know, “Have you ever become obsessed with something? Tell us about something that captivates your attention like nothing else.” You may have noticed I haven’t been posting much lately. I have been doing a bit of … Continue reading

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