Today is Raise-a-Reader day, the one day amid 365 when Canadian attention is focused on fund-raising to support literacy programs. As a teacher I know there are many children in our society that struggle with reading and comprehension issues, but I was dismayed to discover statistics that say 22% of adults in Canada have seriousContinue reading “Raise-a-Reader”

Summer Contradictions

Summer is supposed to be a season of recovery for most of us — wonderful sun-drenched days of relaxed schedules when we recoup from our hectic workweek pace and the winter doldrums that accompany it. All winter long I plan for summertime. “In the summer I’ll have time to…” get my photo albums done, paint the living room (or watchContinue reading “Summer Contradictions”