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The Power of Praise

I was doing my bi-annual dusting (don’t ask). I fluffed my feather duster over the myriad of trophies in my sons’ rooms … trophies for soccer, basketball, ice-hockey, canoeing, t-ball. You name it, they got a trophy for it. Participation trophies. Just for showing up. One year EVERY kid on my son’s hockey team got the MVP trophy.


How does that work?

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A Few of my Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

One of my favorite things about education is researching.

I love the thrill of the hunt when I am on the trail of a fabulous new activity or teaching method. Over the years I have discovered  many valuable resources. Below are a few of my favorite resources. Get a cup of coffee (in Australian, a cuppa, throwback to my friend Maxine Driscoll), click on a few links and learn a little! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite things.

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