New to Learning at Home? Start Here:

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Recently, because of the COVID-19 virus and its implications for education, I was interviewed by Matt Villano for his CNN article on How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kids. The article is packed with experts sharing interesting information for parents, and he included my advice on getting kids outside (you know that is a passion of mine!).

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Learning at home? The internet is a big place!! Here’s our ever-evolving guide to the best free online educational resources. (Just started homeschooling? Read our New to Learning at Home? Start Here.) Let’s go!

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

22.33 Stories: Curing Homesickness in a Hurricane with Salma Oubkkou

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Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

Season 01, Episode 22 - Curing Homesickness in a Hurricane with Salma Oubkkou

Food Tours Kelowna Launches The Okanagan Food Show Podcast

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As they await a full re-opening of our beloved BC food scene, Food Tours Kelowna has taken it upon themselves to keep supporting local with The Okanagan Food Show podcast (available on Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeart Radio and more podcast platforms). Murissa and Taryn Shalapata, co-founders of Food Tours Kelowna and sisters, provide unfiltered banter about local eats, drinks, and interview the unique personalities behind the Okanagan food and wine scene.

The shapes of the magical northern lights

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From my "backyard" at Sortland, Vesterålen, Arctic Norway, just a 3 to 30 min drive from my home.

The shapes of the magical northern lights. Photographer Benny Høynes

The shapes of the magical northern lights. Photographer Benny Høynes

Read This: Hidden Gems of the Northern Great Lakes: A Trail and Paddling Guide

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We are SO excited to share an extraordinary new book by writer, photographer, and paddler Madeline Marquardt, entitled Hidden Gems of the Northern Great Lakes: A Trail and Paddling Guide. She has worked as a sea kayaking guide in the Apostle Islands, English teacher in Armenia, and paddled and hiked extensively throughout the Lake Superior Reg

Travel is about the Journey: Climbing Kilimanjaro

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More people have climbed Kilimanjaro than one might imagine. I asked everyone I could what they knew about Kili. After much well-intended but useless advice, Sue, a client of mine, provided some crucial tips: “It’s freezing on the top. Bring the warmest clothes you have.” She shivered in remembrance. 

Top Five Hidden Gems in Michigan for Hikers and Paddlers

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Publisher's note: We absolutely LOVE this book. Click here to read our author interview! 

22.33 Stories: Bollywood Without Subtitles with Luke Tyson

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Featuring first-person stories of people finding themselves in the middle of a culture that is foreign to them; each week, 22.33 will deliver interesting tales from people who share how they were able to create mutual understanding through cultural exchange. 

22.33 Stories: Bollywood Without Subtitles with Luke Tyson

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Your Impact Makes a Difference

by Stacey Ebert / May 03, 2021 /
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When Harry Potter received the gift of his invisibility cloak, the note attached proclaimed, “use it well.” Perhaps that’s a message from which we can all benefit. It’s possible that it also pertains to far more than that invisibility cloak that may or may not be hanging in each of our closets. Perhaps, for both the muggles and magic folk of the world, ‘use it well’ applies to our impact, our attitude, and our choices. That impact resonates. It echoes in how we treat people, how we connect, how we enter the world, and how we leave the spaces and people with whom we interact.

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