Posts filed under: Education

Remaining Silent, Until Speaking

I have a tough time remaining quiet. Even when I have resolved to remain silent, before I know it words can escape and be given life. One of my God...

Writing a Legacy with our Lives

As the child grew, he watched his parents. And through them he learned a lot about how to navigate life. Some of what he learned he kept when he became...

The Power of Story Telling

The 1500 students would start to get restless. They would become distracted and fidgety, especially if the assembly dragged on. Yet, the moment he started to read, as he did...

Students as Teachers

The students attending the alternate school were great teachers. I do realize that they arrived at the alternate setting to be counselled and taught by me and the other teachers...

Complaints with Recommendations

She stormed into my office and starting complaining. Furious with one of her students,  she began to angrily vent about the girl’s unacceptable behaviour in her class and what she...

Walking in Each Other’s Shoes – Part Two

A friend messaged me after reading my latest blog post, “Walking in Each Other’s Shoes”. Tim’s message quoted a sentence from the post, along with a clarifying point: “history that...

Walking in Each Other’s Shoes

She looked at me from across the group of women and said, “What do you know, you have red shoes.” Initially, I was taken aback. I was caught off guard,...

Mine versus Ours – When Rights Collide

Bickering voices emerged from the living room. Things began to intensify and the volume rose. And then shouting, “No, It’s mine! I’m playing with it”. The other quickly responded, “But...

Leading From Our Strengths

He leaned over the stream, taking his time to search for just the right stones. Eventually, he chose five round smooth stones and placed them in the pouch of his...

Changing the Perceptions We Hold Around Leadership – From “Who Me?” to “Yes Me!”

As I walked by the classroom I was immediately pulled into its energy. I quietly slipped into an empty desk at the back of the classroom and began watching the teacher unfold an...