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Good Ideas

Good Ideas

by Mrs. Sara Munk On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain played the greatest individual game of basketball in NBA history. Standing 7″1, 275 pounds, his powerful grace on the court was unstoppable. He scored 100 points on that day, a record that will almost definitely never be broken. He made 57% of his field goals […]

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Educating To What?

Educating To What?

by Mr. Hillel Rapp Sal Khan, the founder and primary educator of Khan Academy, in a recent TED Talk posed the following question: Consider a builder who lay the foundation for house. If the surveyor came to assess its quality and noted that it was only 70% complete, would it make any sense if the […]

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Reading

Reading

by Mrs. Nicky Kagan “Why should I read? What for?” – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 My Grade 9 class recently came across this line from Fahrenheit 451, and it really made me think about books and reading. Why do we, especially teachers, continue to stress the importance of reading, only to so often be told […]

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Do we have to learn today?

Do we have to learn today?

by Mr. Michael Teversham It’s a question that is becoming increasingly commonplace in the classroom. Like learning is some sort of punishment. That one can only take so much – if I gain another iota of newfound knowledge, I’m going to explode! The reflex response might be to chastise. “Do you know how lucky…blah, blah, […]

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Choices! Choices! Choices!

Choices! Choices! Choices!

by Mrs. Shari Weinberg Four sons, four different majors, four different careers! Helping my boys make decisions about their post-secondary options was definitely challenging at times. I remember that jumble of emotions they went through from excitement, terror and happiness of waiting and receiving offers, visiting universities, and contemplating decisions for their future. Depending on […]

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Holocaust Studies Class Guest Speakers

Holocaust Studies Class Guest Speakers

This week in our Holocaust Studies class, we had the privilege to hear two fascinating and incredible Holocaust survivors. We were honoured to hear from Stefania Sitbon, from The Zookeeper’s Wife, and Pinchas Gutter, who partakes in the New Dimensions in Testimony project which we previously visited earlier this semester. Stefania survived the war in […]

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