Tag: school


How Does Classroom Design Influence Students’ Learning Abilities?
10 Jul 2017

How Does Classroom Design Influence Students’ Learning Abilities?

Classroom design is an important factor in facilitating a good learning environment for students, and one that helps them increase their learning abilities. Researchers at the Universities of Washington and UC Berkeley estimate that American students spend an average of “11,700 hours of their lives in a school building from kindergarten to 12th grade.” For this amount of time, students need to be comfortable in...

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Kindness doesn’t cost a thing. Being mean does. Life lessons on @netflix_ca. #StreamTeam
17 Apr 2015

Kindness doesn’t cost a thing. Being mean does. Life lessons on @netflix_ca. #StreamTeam

I’m a bit of a John Hughes junkie, and grew up watching and loving all of his flicks. The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off… I could watch those movies over and over again. But take a look at the 4 movies I just mentioned. All had one thing in common. Mean people. Mean Girls Having lived in Africa with...

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The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go! #BTS2014
02 Sep 2014

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go! #BTS2014

After a fun summer filled with lots of road trips and nights away in our travel trailer, school is here… and the girls are super excited! They both set their alarms last night, and Wendy helped them get their lunches together. This morning, they were up bright and early… even before I was scheduled to wake them up. Lauren came running into my room yelling...

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A Tough Day As A Parent
04 Oct 2013

A Tough Day As A Parent

Yesterday was one of those days that scared me as a parent. I had to be at a work event in Toronto at Ontario Place. Because Wendy leaves for work at 6am, and I had to be in Toronto for 8am, I had arranged to drop the girls off at my parents around 6:45am, so that my Dad could take them to the bus stop...

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