Archive for October, 2015

Taking a Leap

Posted: 28th October 2015 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

It is possible that I might be considered a wee bit stubborn by some people.  Except those who really know me well would probably say it is more than a “wee bit”. “I’m not tired.” “I can do it myself.” “There is no way THAT is going to happen.” “You can’t stop me from doing…”. […]

Ten Years Later, What Makes You Cringe?

Posted: 17th October 2015 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

With a busy, collegial school staff of about 85, the main office is always abuzz with interesting conversations.  This past week, I overheard two separate interactions that had me thinking.  In both cases, staff members were laughing about different things they had done years ago in a classroom that they are embarrassed to now admit.  […]

What Have We Done?

Posted: 13th October 2015 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

I am a big people-watcher (I think a lot of educators are…I wonder why that is?).  It doesn’t matter if it is my colourful family at Thanksgiving dinner, on a layover at an airport, or in any one of the many schools I’ve worked in, I really love to sit back and observe people.  I […]

We Need Wonderful

Posted: 6th October 2015 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Have you ever thought about how we use the word wonderful? There’s the nicey-nice way: “You have all been such a wonderful audience.” There’s the sarcastic way: “Fridays are wonderful when you are short 3 teachers and 2 EAs, aren’t they?” Then there is the one-word-when-nothing-else-can-be-said way: “Ms. Smith, here is the new student you […]