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Getting Ready for Game Time.

Athletes know the importance of practice, they see the connection between the hours of focused work and the skills that are needed for their competition. They understand that practice is a time to improve while ‘game time’ is an opportunity… Continue Reading →

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Stories of Learning

All week Eva talked about the trip she was going to take. She was so excited about the upcoming adventure that would see her and her friends from Girl Guides head to Calgary for a few days of fun and… Continue Reading →

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Why We Are Successful.

Something caught my eye this morning, and it was something that made me think about creativity. My wife had done our weekly grocery run yesterday, and at one of the stores they were giving children pictures of a bunny and… Continue Reading →

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Why Would Students Want to Practice?

“Now, in the small group character representations, group 925. Give it up for Working 9 to 5!” This was the moment we were waiting for, our 8-year-old, Eva, had been rehearsing with her group for weeks and today was performance… Continue Reading →

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Choices

We had said our goodbyes to dad two years earlier, and had laid him to rest in the old cemetery that stood on a lonely hill south west of Watrous. As part of the grieving process, we knew a visit… Continue Reading →

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What a #Challenge Reveals

There is something neat going around Twitter these days. It’s something straightforward, but revealing in the same vein. It’s the #7BooksILove challenge. Here is how the challenge works; at some point, one of your Twitter friends will invite you to… Continue Reading →

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In the Tall Trees of Learning

“Shhh! What’s that sound? Bruce, go check what that is.” Such was life in the great outdoors when my wife and I would take Bobby camping. It was very common for her to jab me in the ribs with her… Continue Reading →

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Reflections From Our Learning

One of my favourite memories from many years ago is being an assistant coach for my sister, Sandy’s, softball team. We were part of a team made up of girls 14 and 15 years old, and the head coach had… Continue Reading →

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The Strength of Our Team

How do you bring a group of individuals together to work towards a common goal when the goal itself seems almost unattainable? Even better, when you successfully accomplish this, how do you capture and explain the feeling that is created?… Continue Reading →

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The Mark

I ran into a student the other day in the hallway, and he looked like he was trying to walk down the hall while carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Typically, this student has a pep in… Continue Reading →

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