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Lean on me … 9x9x25 (#9)

Support, we’ve all needed it and we’ve all given it to those in need. As a teacher, it is easy to feel alone, a foreigner on a desert island. Without the support of family, friends, colleagues, and administration, it is hard to manage all that comes with the key to a classroom. To prevent burn-out, students and teachers alike need to create a network of supportive bodies around them. Friends serve different purposes in our lives, and depending on what […]

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When opportunity knocks … 9x9x25 (#8)

The first thing that came to my mind when I heard the word opportunity was the famous saying, “when opportunity knocks, open the door.” I am someone who sees all sides of a coin, so I am going to give you varying perspectives. Speaking of perspective let’s start with that word. There are opportunities and there are adversities, but what is the difference? The answer is perspective. What if we starting looking at challenges as opportunities for growth? How would […]

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Take it all in … 9x9x25 (#7)

Observation. A word that is close to my heart. This is because I am someone who takes in the world around me as if every moment is a mountaintop view. If you have ever heard of the Enneagram, you would know me better as a type five. The Enneagram, which is broken down into: Ennea = 9 Gram = Diagram Is a map for self=discovery and personal growth based on 9 basic personality types. It is full of wisdom for […]

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Setting yourself up for success … 9x9x25 (#5)

When pondering on the word, organization, I realized that I would not know how to describe it if I was asked to. When everything has a place? Well, no, it’s more than that. When you set yourself up by success by creating a destination for everything and you plan in advance so you are prepared when it comes time to do said thing? Nope, I don’t think that’s quite it either. To organize, says the dictionary, is for something to […]

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Flexibility is key … 9x9x25 (#5)

This is an interesting word for me. Particularly because I would classify myself as a go with the flow kind of gal, but also as someone who gets extremely disappointed when plans change, or expectations are not met. This is not your classic peanut butter and jelly combo, but rather an amalgamation of two contradicting elements of self that makes it rather hard to know where I land on the scale of flexibility. So, for now, I will speak on […]

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Confidently Scared … 9x9x25 (#4)

For this weeks blog post I am focusing on the spooky-themed word, “scary.” There are a lot of things in this life that we are scared of, and this fear drives us to stagnancy or safety. Teaching? Scares the bats out of me. So why do I do it? Because sometimes it is the scary things in life that have the greatest reward.  Being scared says to me that there is some sort of risk involved in the endeavour you […]

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Sometimes you have to disconnect to connect … 9x9x25 (#3)

For this week’s blog post I am going to focus on the word connection. This is a word that has travelled leaps and bounds over the years. Its meaning has taken on a skin like a chameleon and transformed itself as technology and innovation took off. Its meaning has expanded from something small and intimate, to something large and global. I do not mean this to sound negative, but similar to a lot of things in our world, this advancement […]

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Gather here with grateful hearts … 9x9x25 (#2)

I have learned a lot in my years of post-secondary about the importance of community, and for this week’s blog post what a better way to transition from Thanksgiving weekend than talking about gathering. More specifically, gathering information, gathering resources, and gathering together.  Gather Information If we are awake to the wide circle of reality around us, then its intelligence can join to ours in ways that reach far beyond what we can imagine from our point-wise awareness” – Arthur […]

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A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes … 9x9x25 (#1)

First, a bit of an introduction I think a big way we grow is by learning more about ourselves. To do this we must constantly be reflecting a light back on ourselves. Why did this upset me? Why did I respond in such a bitter way? Only by self-reflection do we create a pathway for change.One of the things I have come to know about myself is that I desire structure. I thrive on routines, schedules, and plans. Therefore, to […]

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Introducing: The 9x9x25 Challenge

With another weekend gone by brings a whole new season to life. Welcome fall, and with this season of harvest, I bring a fresh new blogging challenge to the lifeless pages of this space. The 9x9x25 blogging journey is for educators to be reflective and expressive about all things education, and you can read more about the origins here.  When I first read about this challenge, I thought it sounded rather intriguing, but I did not give myself permission to […]

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