As I walked down the hallway, shuffling through the too-warm bodies of students just out of gym class, side passing boys covered in sawdust from shop class, and holding my breath through the clouds of perfume that seemed to follow certain girls; I heard a commotion of raucous laughter and the displeased voice of our … Continue reading Writing the Self #3: What’s Wrong with Pink?
It was a rainy Sunday, my family was traveling home from my sister’s high school rodeo- I forget which one. I was three or four years old, a picky eater and many of my family’s acquaintances referred to me as “precocious.” I spent most of my childhood around teenagers and adults as we spent most … Continue reading Writing the Self #2: Hands
In an ideal Canada, we would all consider ourselves as “Treaty people.” The treaties signed in the past of this country impact all of us in some way. The impact of those treaties are still very much felt to this day. Not every person in Canada considers themselves as a Treaty person. They either … Continue reading Reading Response (October 3)
Yep, you read that correctly. I learned a few things this weekend, while traveling roughly 2,000 km with my husband to a handful of rodeos through Saskatchewan and Alberta. For those of you who don't know me, I am a barrel racer. It's a sport I've competed in since I was 4 years old and … Continue reading Learning About Teaching While at a Rodeo
Fidget spinners seems to bring out the emotions in teachers. Some teachers seem to love them, and some seem to hate them. There doesn't seem to be an in-between. I dwell in that space between loving the toys and hating them. I should probably expand on my position a little more; I love the idea of them … Continue reading Around and Around We Go
I know, I'm late for Pink Shirt Day, but I think I have a valid excuse as I was traveling. I visited five states in two days, and no, I didn't fly. We stayed two days in Kansas and then we drove back to Saskatchewan. It was a fun, if quick trip. I met some … Continue reading Pink Shirt Day