tholl075@uottawa.ca
27 Mar 2015

Reflection on the final class

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All good things must come to an end.  I know what a cliche that saying is, but I am really sad about the end of this community.  Don’t get me wrong- I am so excited for the wonderful people I have met this semester to get out into the schools and share their positive and enthusiastic...
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12 Mar 2015

The penultimate class- Bully Proof

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I can’t believe we are so close to the end of this community.  I will honestly really miss what we have built together, but am so excited that so many youth/students will be working with these fine folk.  This past Monday’s class was focused around the leadership piece.  The required reading/viewing: Chapter 3 of The...
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5 Mar 2015

Week 8- Cyberbullying

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This Monday’s class was focused on cyberbullying and cyber safety.  Although it feels as though we have been digging into the issue of bullying quite heavily for the past 3 weeks, the focus really was on the role of social media/internet on the bullying issue. Cyber or electronic bullying: “broadly defined as bullying performed via...
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24 Feb 2015

Week 7- Shape of a Girl and Homophobia

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No easy themes this week! We had an incredible opportunity to witness Megan Carty‘s (Cart Before the Horse Theatre) presentation of Joan McLeod’s Shape of a Girl.  See our article in the University of Ottawa Gazette.  The Shape of a Girl is a powerful one-woman show that was inspired by the Reena Virk story.  Megan...
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13 Feb 2015

Visible Learning- LCEEQ conference in Laval, Quebec

“Where are we going?  How are we going? Where to next?” Instead of teaching my Monday class, I had an opportunity to join many of my colleagues from the Western Quebec School Board (WQSB) as we invaded Laval, Quebec.  There was quite a number of us heading to the Visible Learning Plus Conference (Dr. John...
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4 Feb 2015

Week 5- How are schools responding to bullying?

Another great week- it is actually quite difficult to imagine that this community has only known each other for 5 weeks.  The level of trust and sharing is remarkable- a testament to the students who have chosen this class, but also to some conscious decisions on how to build community among us.  Trust the process…I...
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21 Jan 2015

Restorative Practice- Monday’s class in review

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” MLK Another week passes and yet I wonder how it is that I can feel pressed for time in a 3 and 1/2 hour block (I am pretty sure this is not echoed by the students who find this an incredibly long...
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