I Art… what do you do?

What I learned in class this week... Perhaps the sign of a good class is the level of challenge provided by the teacher. Not time management challenges, reflective challenges. This week the teacher had us do a short reflective paper to answer "Why am I here?". As in why did I choose to take her … Continue reading I Art… what do you do?

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Can You Create Art With Crafts

This year on my way to getting my Art Ed. degree… For ARTH370 – Reflection Paper Reflection Statement:  “You can’t create art with craft [...]. Part of the prejudice is because of the beauty of the medium.[...] The tradition of the beautiful object is always in the way.” By François Houdé (1987) (From: Ann Duncan. … Continue reading Can You Create Art With Crafts

In Montreal, Art Is All Around Us

This year, in pursuit of my Art Ed. degree... For ARTH 370 - Montreal Metro Visit Report Introduction Originally aiming to experience a different piece of art in the Lionel Groulx Metro, this piece jumped out at me while on-route. I had to stop and look at it, and realized that I was experiencing it … Continue reading In Montreal, Art Is All Around Us

When You’re Doing Something Good, People Want To Help!

For the past month, I have had the immense privilege of helping some amazing kids while growing the programs at Club Zone De Lachine. This has been one of the most rewarding challenges I've ever embarked on and I'm really enjoying it. I have to say, it's the kids that got to me. They are … Continue reading When You’re Doing Something Good, People Want To Help!

THE ZONE ed. #1 – Feb 15, 2018

Welcome to the first Club Zone de Lachine Newsletter. My intention is to publish one of these every week, giving you news, volunteering opportunities, fundraising campaigns, calls to action, events, success stories, and much, much more. So, please help me with our Mission to help our kids. See You In The Zone

The Reggio Way – An Old New-Vision for Education (Monday’s Movers)

Working in the Reggio Way: A Beginner's Guide for American Teachers by Julianne Wurm This should be a must read part of any teacher training course. It should also be part of management training courses at the MBA level. There is a great deal to be learned about problem solving and true collaboration from the way … Continue reading The Reggio Way – An Old New-Vision for Education (Monday’s Movers)

Odds & Ends – I Surrender…

... to my multitude of interests! Start with taking a look at my ever growing  Pinterest account which has 70 distinct boards with over 12,000 Pins, and I'm sure I could easily sub-categorize them even further into strong interests. I really believe that if I could split myself in 70 I could possibly find time to … Continue reading Odds & Ends – I Surrender…

Odds & Ends – What’s Next

I kinda didn’t take the day off yesterday… I just couldn’t sit still, so I started putting some order to the list of projects I want to add to my blog and I started to see connections… First, I want to thank my friend Richard Tardiff for planting seeds of connection throughout what I’ve been … Continue reading Odds & Ends – What’s Next

Day 28 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

On day 2 I admitted being at a loss for what to write and I haven’t been without a topic since… until today. I feel that I’ve been a little off the last couple of days…. not sure what to do with this desire to write, where to aim the energy and uncertainty about what … Continue reading Day 28 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Day 17 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

It’s possible I haven’t said everything I wanted about telling stories yet. Stories can be told in many ways and about so many things. Of course this realization comes to me from another Ted talk. Please take a few minutes to listen to Giles Duley’s  transformation from observer to storyteller, and how he discovered he … Continue reading Day 17 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It