This Week in Ontario Edublogs

Love Doug Pete’s kind words about my “The Heart of teaching” post.

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Here’s a bit of the best that I read from Ontario Edubloggers this past week.

The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher

This is the sort of post that you need to bookmark and, when the going gets tough, you pull it out and read it.  Rusul Alrubail penned this post for Edutopia and I can’t think of a better description for why teachers teach.  Could there be no better reading assignment for a Faculty of Education student?


This is a required share with your staff.

Contribute to Big Ideas in Education

Calling all authors … Deborah McCallum would like to give you the opportunity to post to her blog, provided you haven’t posted your content elsewhere.


She lists a number of “Hot Topics” that would appeal to her and her readers.  I had to smile that GAFE is on the list but your submission…

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2 thoughts on “This Week in Ontario Edublogs

  1. Thank you for dropping by and reading it. I really do appreciate it. Particularly with your background in writing and literature, it’s a little intimidating that you’d be doing so. I thought that your post really lived up to its title “The Heart of Teaching”. So often, people get focused on the day to day routine of just getting the job done that this very important topic gets neglected. It really is an important read that every educator needs to do and tuck away for those days when things aren’t going as well as they might. Keep up the inspirational work.

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    1. Thank you so much Doug for your support! It makes it all worthwhile when teachers are inspired even by just a few words. And on tough days we need inspiration from other teachers more than ever, to remind us of the basics: why we got into teaching to begin with.


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