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Why Parents Should Care About Teacher Cuts to Education

Lori Gard | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

Teachers are not just teachers. Teachers are so much more. But until we as people are impacted personally by this caregiving aspect role that describes a true educator, we really don't understand how important it is.

12 Teachers All Kids Need In Their Lives

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Parents

These teachers have a knack for connecting with their students!

The Best (and Worst) Teacher Gifts for 2015

Lisa Orr | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Lisa Orr

With summer vacation just around the corner as an etiquette and protocol expert I get a lot of phone calls about what to give the fabulous people who have inspired brilliance in our adorable children all year -- their teachers.

Press On, Teachers: For When We Need Reminding

Lori Gard | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I remind myself that as a teacher, I need to give myself permission to be a human. To make mistakes. To feel pain. To be a real live person with ISSUES and STRUGGLES and HEARTACHES and SORROW. We as teachers don't completely check our lives at the door when we come to school.

A Teacher's 5 Wishes for the Upcoming School Year

Lori Gard | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

As a teacher, this time of the year is one where my mind drifts to 'what ifs' and 'how abouts'. Summer is the time of year when teachers are finally afforded the time in which to breathe, take stock and think about what is yet to come. So while I am not ready to cash in on summer yet, here are five wishes I have for the upcoming school year, set to start in a few short weeks.

Former Alberta Teacher Unjustly Detained in Indonesia

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

I know the Bantlemans, and I too have taught at international schools in Asia. I met my husband--a guy from Edmonton--in the Middle East, and we had twins in Bangkok. I know the lure and the realization of what Mrs. Bantleman describes as wanting "to learn more about the culture and the people" of a far off land. I also can imagine how powerless you would be if incarcerated in a foreign country.

Overcoming Adversity Through Art

Leigh Sanchez Ellazar | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Living
Leigh Sanchez Ellazar

Being the first-born-generation as a Filipino-Canadian and growing-up in the 80s conjured the kind of awkwardness that kids today will never know. I had to turn to art to escape and find my voice. And even since a very early age, it was one thing, one simple idea, I seemed to always turn to... Art.

Dispatches From Down East: What I Know About Teachers

Lori Gard | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Teaching is a demanding profession. But I wouldn't trade teaching for another career. Educating children and motivating them to learn and discover the world around them is a true joy. And I am privileged to be one of the lucky ones.

Some Lessons MPs Could Learn From Kindergarten

Ryan Painter | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Ryan Painter

We, as the electorate, have a certain level of expectations for children at school: don't be rude, respect each other and your teachers and complete your work to the best of your ability. I certainly don't think that it's too much then to ask the same of our MPs and our government. We cannot continue to remain silent as our elected "adults" act like children while they represent us, as Elizabeth May did recently.