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Something simple for the holidays

Something simple for the holidays

Generosity is on a downward trend

Generosity is on a downward trend

If we all put a little more effort and give a little bit more, we could turn the trend around.
OPINION:  It's time for Alberta to modernize its teacher investigation process

OPINION: It's time for Alberta to modernize its teacher investigation process

'If improving safety for children and increasing the quality of Alberta’s already great system works against the mandate of the ATA, then the minister’s point has been made for her.'
Hold the fork please

Hold the fork please

It is difficult to justify throwing away a perfectly good plastic cutlery set. And yet, I never seem to use them as they sit there endlessly waiting to be needed until eventually the stack grows so large that they have to be disposed of or risk exploding out their hidden compartment.  
Not all bodies are the same, and that’s OK

Not all bodies are the same, and that’s OK

There are not many things I imagine being worse in a modern context for a female's sense of self-esteem than to try on dresses several sizes too small or too big in front of both their peers and a half dozen mirrors.
Normalizing abuse is normal

Normalizing abuse is normal

When you’re in the midst of it, or have never learned what a healthy relationship looks like, it can be easy to miss the persistent and lingering undercurrent of abusive behaviour. 
Teacher 'files' will become facebook fodder

Teacher 'files' will become facebook fodder

Hunting for trouble
Such a low bar

Such a low bar

Stop telling me how good you are for not tolerating bad things.
Today commemorates internment of Ukrainian immigrants

Today commemorates internment of Ukrainian immigrants

Between the years of 1914-1920, more than 8,000 "enemy aliens" were held in camps across Canada.
The never-ending stack of books

The never-ending stack of books

Tsundoku — the Japanese term means to acquire reading materials that you let pile up in your home and on your shelves without reading them. The expression accepts and embraces the fact that there will always be more knowledge and information than any one person can take in during a lifetime.