My Take on “50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism”

I had no conscious definition for Multiculturalism prior to reading the Fleras chapter: 50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism. I accepted a vague idea that Canada was a cultural mosaic without fully understanding what that meant. My formative experiences of living in the Greater Montreal Area had led me to accept ethnic neighbourhoods as places I … Continue reading My Take on “50 Years of Canadian Multiculturalism”

A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

Definition: “The top three common elements were the awareness, valuing, and understanding of cultural differences; experiencing other cultures; and self-awareness of one’s own culture. These common elements stress the underlying importance of cultural awareness, both of one’s own as well as others’ cultures.” (Deardorf, p. 247) Observation: The emphasis on awareness of self, as well … Continue reading A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

Thought For The Day: Anywhere

Thought For The Day: Anywhere Reposted from The Learning Renaissance blog. I believe that a classroom can be anywhere and that the life is filled with teachable moments. Please follow the link to the article and follow their blog... amazing teachers are always worth following.

Amazon Prime has all bells and whistles I could ask for!

I recently renewed my Amazon Prime annual membership. I was using it sporadically for certain school needs last year, because I saw the savings in shipping and when I needed rush deliveries. I didn't have much time to look deeper into what my membership covered. When the renewal notice came, I decided to review what … Continue reading Amazon Prime has all bells and whistles I could ask for!

Discovering Your Talents

From http://banterrepublic.blog I have a lot of hidden talents. The problem is I can’t find them. On some days I like to think that it takes real skill to choke on air, miss-step …Discovering Your Talents

Is The Fear Behind Us, Or Is There Still More Ahead? – The Hollow Ones #44

A gentle reminder that you have the power to decide on the answer to this question. We always live in light and darkness. One cannot exist without the other. Choose which you love the most and be grateful for it. No judgement here, just love the one you prefer fully and with gratitude for what … Continue reading Is The Fear Behind Us, Or Is There Still More Ahead? – The Hollow Ones #44

Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online

Course review: Illustrating Expressive Portraits in Procreate by Maia Faddoul REMINDER: SKILLSHARE IS STILL OFFERING AN EXTENDED FREE TRIAL PERIOD OF 60 DAYS! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS! REGISTER NOW!!! I really enjoyed this course. At first, I had concerns that I wouldn't follow because it was all done on … Continue reading Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online

Have Fun Learning New Stuff – For Free

Skillshare is offering a Free trial. As you know, I've been having a ton of fun learning stuff about giving online classes, perfecting my blog, teaching, and art techniques… You have 27000 courses to choose from on all sorts of subjects! Take the plunge during the pandemic and have some fun while learning. IT'S FREE!

It’s a Great Teaching Tool and home learning games to boot!

Kahoot is having a full set of workshops on how to use this amazing teaching tool! IT'S FREE!!! Sign up here! https://kahoot.com/schools/kahoot-edu-summit/ I've used Kahoot to teach English as a second language, and as part of a literacy program I launched a few years ago for an after school youth centre for teens. Learner is … Continue reading It’s a Great Teaching Tool and home learning games to boot!

Teaching The Art of Teaching & The Love Of Learning

Online course review: Teach Art To Others by David Miller Overall, this is a very motivational course. I'm currently doing another university degree in Art Education and this would make for an excellent introductory video to give teachers in training. I can see it opening great discussion and questions for practical examples.As I am taking … Continue reading Teaching The Art of Teaching & The Love Of Learning