Readers’ Submissions

Picture 090 On a Mission to Help Someone Help Someone Else

November 21st 2011

November 21, 2011 Basic education, going to school, learning reading and writing … these little luxuries — are they a right or a privilege? In order to understand what it means not to have certain rights, one needs to find oneself under completely different conditions, fully changing one’s surroundings. I experienced this on one of […]

Boszenna Nowiki A Walk to Promote “Read to Me, Daddy”

November 19th 2011

November 19, 2011 I focused on the next hydro pole and forced one foot in front of the other. Hours stretched into days, which stretched into weeks, as I walked on my quest for reading. I am Boszenna Nowicki, a children’s author from Mississauga. When I noticed that many people do not read to their […]

Tali Voron A Teacher with a Talent to Inspire

November 16th 2011

November 16, 2011 I never expected my eighth-grade teacher to profoundly change my life. I always thought that teachers come and go. Yes, they’d impart their academic wisdom, teach the basics, maybe crack a joke here or there, but that’s about it. Never once did I think that one of my teachers would inspire me, […]

DiDi The Teacher Who Inspired Me

November 15th 2011

November 15, 2011 As a young girl, going to school was a chore. I had other things to do and I felt school cramped my lifestyle. It was more important to play in the park, ride my bicycle, play ball, and, in the winter, skate. My mother would sigh and say, “If only you would […]

Eric Work Student Investment in Their Classroom Learning

November 15th 2011

November 15, 2011 This semester I’ve got a job teaching economics. I’ve decided to design the course around the principles and practices of self-directed learning, on the premise that energy and choice are currencies to manage. The intention is to engage students in hands-on management of their classroom experience, as a way to bring their […]

DiDi People Helping Other People

October 9th 2011

October 9, 2011 As always, I was running late. I was on my way to my nephew’s birthday party. On the way, I stopped at a mall to go to a bookstore to get a gift certificate. Books were always a safe bet for him. When I entered, the hustle and bustle of the store […]

Guru Fatha photo Light on Your Path

September 8th 2011

September 8, 2011 The world is a funny place. Of course, we can be funny too! Rather than being constantly wrapped up in the melodrama of daily life, occasionally it is a good thing to admit to being funny. Funny can mean odd, unusual, or strange. It can also mean comical. When we loosen up […]

Rachel Can You Multitask?

September 8th 2011

September 8, 2011 Years ago, when I first heard the word “multitasking,” I remember thinking to myself, “What a strange word.” But it has now become a very popular word! I always admire people like my son Val. I used to watch him doing his homework on the computer, sing with the radio, or speak […]

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