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Recently I stumbled across the site Six Word Stories. It is a collection of stories written in exactly six words, as inspired by the original Ernest Hemingway short-short story, “For sale: baby shoes, never used.” Tell me that doesn’t hit you … Continue reading

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“little” kids, “big” expectations

This is my first year in MYP (the Middle Years Programme). Previously I taught grade 4. Before that, grade 1. To me, grade 5s were the “big kids.” The leaders. The innovators. The they-can-do-anything-ers. Suddenly in my move from primary … Continue reading

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If you look up “fail” on urban dictionary, you will find nearly 100 entries attempting to define the word. The prevalence of the word “fail,” a spillover from its overwhelming use and popularity on the internet, leaves me ambivalent. With … Continue reading

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