In his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell presents the idea that it takes 10 000 hours of practice to master a skill. This equates to 20 hours a week for ten years. Interestingly, the pay scale for teachers in Ontario public
Over the last two weeks, I have looked at how bringing cats together takes time and can’t be rushed. The cats need to be kept apart for a while so that they can become familiar with having the other one
Last week, I wrote about how students, like cats, will come together in their own time. About how it’s important that every student is given the chance to be who they are in a comfortable and productive learning environment. Today,
My girlfriend and I brought our cats together about a month ago. It hasn’t been easy. Not at all. We have a one-bedroom apartment and four bodies. There is enough space for all of us if we can get along.
I’ve been working with one “tutoring student” for a few years, now. The relationship that we have has morphed and grown, just like he and I have. Meeting up with him once a week isn’t so much of a job
With a few hours of sleep and a coffee in a to-go mug, I headed to my first day of school this morning. Again. Every year, for the last five years, my first day of school has been full of
After dragging my feet on this for about a week, I think that I’ve finally come up with a skeleton plan.
After 644.5 days as an occasional teacher over a period of four years, this coming September, I’ll be starting a new chapter in my career as a permanent teacher. All of a sudden, the thousands (at least) of applications, hundreds