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Why Teachers Deserve Their Summers Off

Originally posted on Boils Down to It:
I was trapped in the chair at the dentist’s office, with the flattering spittle blocking glasses on and a glorified grown-up bib strapped to my chest having my teeth cleaned. The hygienist and I were having an extremely convenient conversation about my job while both of her hands…

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Revisiting Los Angeles

When I think of Los Angeles, I instantly picture traffic, palm trees, and of course the Hollywood sign. My first time in L.A. was over ten years ago, however, on a recent trip with my family, I was able to see a quieter (maybe even serene) side to this vast and populous city that I hadn’t encountered before. Here are a few moments…

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Sculptures de Glace!

I’m currently teaching about Quebec’s Winter Carnival to my grade 7 class, and as an attempt to integrate culture into the classroom, I had my students build ice sculptures yesterday in groups of three or four. They ended up having a lot of fun planning what they were going to build and making their structures…

Banana Berry Bran Muffins

With the weather getting colder and the days getting darker, I decided to perk up my mornings by waking up to an easy and delicious (and healthy) breakfast! I searched for a healthy muffin recipe on YouTube after I made the disappointing discovery that as easy as instant muffin mixes are, they are actually disgusting. These made…

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Single, Not Going to Mingle

I was at a wedding last summer where a married friend made a playful remark, “We need to find you a man!” At the time, I laughed and didn’t think much of it. But since then, her statement keeps resurfacing in my mind and it actually bothers me quite a bit. I love her very…