Through the Eyes of an Educator: Fear vs. courage—the invisible ping pong match

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Apr 03, 2023 / 0 comments

On Hollywood’s biggest night, as one of the creators of the Oscar-winning movie Everything Everywhere All At Once accepted his golden statue, he mentioned that his “imposter syndrome was at an all-time high.” Seriously, this guy is part of the team that swept seven awards that night—and he still didn’t feel like he fully deserved to be there. If this doesn’t say how strong our thoughts are and how much weight we give them, I don’t know what does. 

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Unlocking Potential: The Power of Inclusive Assessments in Transforming Education

Potential. It's like a hidden treasure, buried deep inside every student. But how do we unlock it? Inclusive assessments hold the key. By rethinking the way we evaluate student performance, we can transform education and uncover a wealth of undiscovered talent.

Travel with Awe and Wonder: A Compendium

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Mar 24, 2023 / 0 comments

I accept all forms of sitting back and relaxing to read for pleasure! But wait, if you read right now, I'll throw in a curious person in the other room who wanders in to ask you what you are laughing at. And that's not all! Along with the health benefits of sitting back, relaxing, laughing, and piquing a bystander's curiosity, you will get access to my other articles for free with a money-back guarantee! 

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Kevin Nguyen: #StudyAbroadBecause it is fun and allows you to gain new experiences!

Kevin Nguyen is a current third year Western student studying mechanical engineering. All the way from Vietnam, he has come to Canada to study. He loves to travel and is a very social person. 

Connection to and through Music

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Mar 20, 2023 / 0 comments

Connection happens in all sorts of ways.

Connection to and through Music

There is connection to family.

There are friends, well known and loved ones, ones seen only in passing or known long ago, but yet connected still, and part of life.

There is connection to community built around all sorts of things, among them faith, sport, food, occupation...

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Dean Houlbrough: #StudyAbroadBecause It Challenges You to Embrace New Perspectives

Dean Holbrough is a Canadian musician who took his studies abroad to the UK. Listening to Dean's story introduced me to a whole new perspective on what it is like to study in a different country. Studying abroad opens your eyes to a variety of new cultures and experiences, but also imposes many challenges as well. In the future, Dean plans on pursuing a career in the music industry.

Dean Houlbrough: #StudyAbroadBecause It Challenges You to Embrace New Perspectives

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Caroline Johnson: #StudyAbroadBecause of Your Future

Caroline Johnson is a PhD student at Western University in the Clinical Medical program, She has her Master's degree in nursing, and is from Nigeria.

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Travel with Awe and Wonder: Considering Portugal

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Mar 15, 2023 / 0 comments

When my husband and I decided to do this six months of travel before settling in Arizona, there were many things we didn't consider. 

For instance, we didn't consider not doing it. You see, we are very good at deciding and fairly good at planning, but not strong at considering. Considering often comes before (and continues during) planning. Considering requires some degree of hesitancy. 

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Grace Villena: #StudyAbroadBecause it will shape your future while gaining life experience in a diverse environment

Grace Villena, a certified Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician, is currently studying General Arts and Science as one of the requirements to gain admission to a Collaborative Nursing program. It is an accredited four-year degree between Fanshawe College and Western University, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN). 

#StudyAbroadBecause it will shape your future while gaining life experience in a diverse environment

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Becoming a Cartographer

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Mar 06, 2023 / 0 comments

These days we can’t go more than four minutes on any social media platform without noticing someone sharing about doing life their own way. Any number of hashtags, from vanlife to roadschooling and living off the grid, pop up to intrigue viewers to follow the journey of those choosing to do their own thing. Perhaps we’re moving into a time of life where the non-traditional is becoming traditional, or perhaps, if that’s not the case, it’s the bubble in which my brain wants to live.