# 34

What kind of story would Munish tell? After the production of #34, at Regina's Globe Theatre, I stayed for the opening night party. I chatted with Munish, congratulating him on his success as the playwright and performer. He told me that when he started developing the idea for this story he was prompted by the... Continue Reading →

It’s Summer Time

It's summertime! As a teacher, my life runs on cycles. Fall---start of school. Winter break. Semester change. Spring break. SUMMER! I look forward to each stage as they all move me forward. And well, truth be told, I don't know anything different as I've been in the cycle of education since I was five, which... Continue Reading →

Come on Baby, Light My Fire

The task I assign a basic exercise in my art class at the beginning of the semester, where I have the students make a list of 20 things they love. It's personal and useful. This assignment was initially created to resolve the frequent phrase I hear whenever I assign a new art project: "I don't... Continue Reading →

Learning Between the Lines

There is so much learning in class ---curricular and non-curricular. Both categories are equally important. I often like to know where my teaching lands in my students' learning. As part of their final evaluation in the English class, I asked them to tell me what they learned related to English lessons. Happily, they learned a... Continue Reading →

Roles and Lessons

David invited me to the university to speak to his scriptwriting class about collaboration. We talked about how we started and the journey we took from then to where we are today. When David and I first realized that we clicked creatively, I was directing a high school theater production. I asked him to come... Continue Reading →

Dreams and Quotes Galore

"People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them."The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho The student Is a dream also a hope or a potential destination? A student popped into my classroom to visit at lunch. Being part of this city's... Continue Reading →

What You Do Matters

Sometimes, we have no idea the impact we could have on someone. I do understand that we are all connected in someway or another and I accept that as a human truth. It's comforting. But besides knowing it, I don't consciously walk around thinking 'making a difference, making a difference, making a difference. However, once... Continue Reading →

Pace Yourself

Because I run the idea of pace is very relevant when I am going longer than four kilometers. Almost all definitions of pace relate to walking, stepping or running. It's the idea of moving forward in space with rhythm. As an idiom, the word is defined as moving or making progress at a sensible or... Continue Reading →

A Life Changing Book

The moment we work with others, we have to trust. We have to master negotiation, knowing when to dig in, when to let go, when to compromise, as well as when to defend parts of our craft or even our life. It's a dance and it's important---but without care, toes can get stepped on and... Continue Reading →

Lessons in Writing

Dave and I meet every morning at 7:30. Our meetings last anywhere from five minutes to 30 minutes. Sometimes we build our story. Sometimes we talk business. Sometimes we simply check in. "You there? Yep. Meeting? Nope. Catch you tomorrow? Bye!" This is a different schedule than we've ever had. And, although I am not... Continue Reading →

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