Beyond-the-classroom moments – homeschooling

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A young teacher left public school teaching after two years… and began home schooling her own children.. locally and internationally.

A 6 year old’s dramatic shift

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A dramatic change for a 6 year old from a simple, thoughtful adventure with a tutor ( and a neighbourhood peer). He was able to move past social exclusion and bullying to finding his place in school.

Introduction to the Hi! Book Launch

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Trying to design a book launch, I came up with the idea of it being ‘More than a book launch.’ I thought it needed a great introduction. Then Peter and I were talking, and I asked him to do the

Responding to a tragedy – moving on

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After he was hired upon graduating from university, a student asked for a few months to take a break and do some climbing in Australia, etc. A new climbing friend he met, ended up falling to his death on one

Grabbing a moment with John Shields

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Reflecting on a couple of opportunities of meeting a remarkable stranger.

Learning outside the box

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A parent and teacher reflect on the challenges for diverse learning styled students in our schools, and power of wilderness learning.

A conference reception that jazzed attendees

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It was designed to encourage Canadian scientists and researchers to make new connections at an international conference. People stayed much longer than organizers dreamed… and conferred deeply with each other.

Reconfiguring a church

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A visitor from Florida tells a story or reshaping/ reconfiguring a large church. When what you’re doing is not having an impact…consider reconfiguring what you’re doing. Reconfigure: to change the shape or formation of; remodel; restructure

Power of story telling in business and science

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Scientists will be much better communicators if they understood and practiced good story telling.

After a Focus Interview at a conference reception

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Loved the reaction, the stimulation at a conference reception, which followed a whole day of presentations. It was to run from 6-9pm… Many folks stayed and talked till past 10.