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Waking up to more cutbacks in #ontEd funding is never fun.  So I decided to look at the data.  This post is all about the different ways I developed professionally in 2018.  There were so many great happenings around the province this year.  It never ceases me to amaze me the passion that Ontario educators […]

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Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my favourite book that I’ve read this year HANDS DOWN. It first came to my attention because I enjoy reading from the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen book list each year.  I enjoyed the audiobook version through Audible as Hernandez narrates her own book. […]

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The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline My rating: 4 of 5 stars I chose this book as it is nominated by the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program in the White Pine selection this year. …and I think it is a strong contender for the winner, but teachers aren’t allowed to vote. I’m not […]

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In 2015 award-winning author John Vaillant released his first novel “The Jaguar’s Children” saying that the issues of Mexico’s plight are just too complex to do justice in a non-fiction book.  The book cover shows a wall….the same wall that everyone is talking about in 2017. It’s this wall that our main characters Hector and […]

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They Left Us Everything: A Memoir by Plum Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I first became interested in Plum Johnson’s They Left Us Everything as it has won the Ontario Library Association’s 2016 Evergreen award for best in Canadian adult fiction. This book is my surprise read of the year. Aging parents and […]

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This week I’m presenting on this topic at the Ontario Library Association’s Superconference 2016 #OLASC16.  Here is a link to my presentation: http://prezi.com/ossxf_ab8lxv/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share During the presentation I’ll be asking participants to participate! (surprise surprise)  One of those ways is using crowdsourcing.  I’m asking you to contribute your own ideas for cultivating a participatory culture using this […]

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Book title: The Adventures of Medical Man: Kids’ Illnesses and Injuries Explained Author: Dr. Michael Evans and David Wichman Bibliographic entry Evans, M., & Wichman, D. (2010). The adventures of medical man: Kids’ illnesses and injuries explained. Toronto, Canada: Annick Press. Description In this non-fiction graphic novel style book, Dr. Evan takes on the role of a […]

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